Water Play provides hours of rich and valuable early childhood experiences to develop children’s creativity and imagination. Young children can spend countless hours playing with water: pouring it back and forth, watching it spill over the edge of a container, blocking its stream, directing its flow, splashing gently, making waves, and pouring some more. Water play is both enjoyable and educational. It helps our children to develop eye-hand coordination and math and science concepts. It also enhances social skills and encourages cooperation.
The child learns through active exploration of the environment where they experience an environment where they learn strategies for active exploration, thinking and reasoning.
Ministry of Education (2017) Te Whāriki: New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum