Wash Baby Wash

Wash Baby Wash Sharon Mollerus

Develop a child's self help skills while playing with a doll.

Materials Needed:

  • Plastic doll.
  • Wash cloth.
  • Bowl of water/bucket of water.

What to do:

  • Fill up a small bowl or bucket of water.
  • Give baby a plastic doll.
  • Show baby how to dip wash cloth into the water then wash the doll.
  • Give baby the wash cloth and encourage them to clean the doll.
  • Name the body parts as baby washes.

Hints and Tips:

  • Point and name the body parts on the doll as your baby washes them.
  • Take care and supervise your baby around water.
  • Add a little soap to the water.
  • On a rainy day use warm water.
  • If you don’t want water everywhere, just dampen the cloth.
  • Take doll to the bath with baby.

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 1 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1), Couple (2), Few (3), Small Group (4)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    Imitates gestures of adults.

    Reaches for desired toy.

    Produces a variety of sounds when “talking”.

    Plays for 2-3 minutes with a toy.

    Begins to learn and point to body parts.

    Says 1 or 2 words.

    Enjoys playing with water.

  • Play Based Learning: Sensory Play, Exploratory Play, Manipulative Play
  • Interest Areas: Outdoor Area, Sensory Play
  • Games Categories: Outdoor Games, Pretend Play Games, Sensory Games, Social and Emotional
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 1, Learning Outcome 3, Learning Outcome 4, Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    1.3 Children develop knowledgeable and confident self identities

    3.1 Children become strong in their social and emotional wellbeing

    3.2 Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing

    4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity cooperation confidence creativity commitment enthusiasm persistence imagination and reflexivity

    5.1 Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes

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Last modified on Thursday, January 22, 2015

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