Bathtime Learning Time

Resource type: 
Learning Time





Bathtime By Mel Four

Enjoy reading first words to your baby, with beautiful illustrations of the daily bath time routine. Black and white board books are perfect for helping your baby to identify first objects and their very first words. The eye catching foil design will ensure these books will continue to be well loved throughout their first few formative years.
Words included in this story are; Duck, Soap, Bubbles, Towel, and Pyjamas. Your baby will love the shiny coloured foil on every page, as they learn the words for this daily routine.

Key Message for Parents | Children learn language by listening to it and using it.

You can support parents’ understanding of how they can help babies develop their natural language abilities. Some ideas to share with parents are:

  • Everyday experiences allow children to listen to and begin to use language. Talk to your baby constantly as you are going about your normal everyday experiences. These experiences like getting dressed, eating, changing nappies, cooking, and washing, cleaning and bathing provide opportunities to sing, talk and play with language together.
  • Give babies time to respond to your language by looking at baby’s face and smile or reply to the sounds made.
  • Read books that are illustrated with familiar objects to enhance babies’ vocabulary.
  • Nursery rhymes like “Here we go round the mulberry bush" is easily changed to incorporate everyday activities, for example, "This is the way we brush our teeth, wash our hands, eat our lunch".


Learning Outcomes | Outcome 5: Children Are Effective Communicators

We can help young children become confident communicators by:

  • Allowing time during Story Time for play, song and stories
  • Giving praise and recognizing all achievements, big and small
  • Interacting both verbally and non-verbally to what babies can see, hear, smell, touch and taste. To sharpen babies’ hearing abilities, point out the sounds around them such as a plane overhead, traffic, or other sounds you can hear
  • Creating opportunities for babies to play with each other or their carers. When playing, encourage them to get nice and close. Copy some of baby’s actions, facial expressions or sounds, and show them new actions. Play hiding games, like peek-a-boo
  • Listen and respond to sounds and patterns in speech, stories and rhymes in context
  • Respond with relevant gestures and actions to stories, speech and songs.
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