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Toy wash

What you need

A bath or a tub/bucket and your favourite toys from around the house that can be submerged in water! Items for cleaning such as a sponge (cut in half), a toothbrush, cloths and cups/containers for rinsing and pouring!


Develops fine motor skills and strength in hands! Supports children having a sense of responsibility for their own toys and hygiene.

The experience

Fill your bath/tub/bucket with water and soap and your child’s favourite toys. Together, you can explore different techniques of washing and cleaning using the items you have provided, for example using a toothbrush to clean smaller harder to reach areas of the toys; introduce an aspect of hygiene by talking about keeping things, and yourself, clean for example washing your hands and body and why it’s important to do so.