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The Big Red Bath

What you need

  • Paper
  • Coloured pencils/markers/crayons
  • Bubble solution
  • Paint


Reading and storytelling with your child promotes brain development and imagination, teaches your toddler about language and emotions, and strengthens your relationship with your child.

The experience

Sit comfortably and listen to the wonderful story of the ‘Big Red Bath’, read by Rik.

“Ben and Bella are having such a lovely, splashy time in the big red bath that soon everyone wants to join in the fun! But will there be room for all the animals… even Hippopotamus?”

For older children: Following this learning experience, why not ask your toddler to create their very own new page of the story in which a new animal wants to get in the bath too? What animal is it going to be? Use any art tools you have available to make your own page of the story.

For younger children: inspired from the bathtime routine and the story of the Big Red Bath, mix some bubble solution with red paint. Blow the bubbles so that they burst onto a piece of plain paper to make your own bubble art!

Extend their learning: before the animals get into the bath, Ben and Bella hear them making noises outside. Can you think of words to describe the different sounds that animals make?