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Catching bubbles

What you need

An open area free of dangerous obstacles, if playing with older toddlers who are ready to walk or run after bubbles. A standard soap bubble-blowing toy. (You could use alternatives if you don’t happen to have a bubble-blowing toy such as key rings, straws etc.)


This learning experience will help your toddler to develop motor control in the hands, as well as the ability to track movement with the eyes and read their spatial environment.

The experience

Blow bubbles for your toddler and encourage them to try to catch the bubbles. If your toddler is walking (or running!), make sure that there are no dangerous obstacles where you are playing.

Be sure to let your toddler have a go at blowing the bubbles themselves! Your child will love watching as you try to catch the bubbles they made.