Water beads for kids? That’s right! They aren’t just for floral arrangements and decoration. They also make a great learning tool and toy, all in one. More and more preschools are finding out how they can be utilized to aid child development in a new and fun way. The most popular application is to use them in sensory tables to maximize their educational benefits.
Water beads start out small but end up being big on fun and learning. Children will be amazed at how they grow, feel and look, not to mention how they love their "squishiness". Give them just 6 hours in water and let the party begin!
A Few Fun Ideas for Your Kids
There’s no better way to learn than from experience, and water beads provide a unique method of helping kids gain basic skills. Children benefit by developing motor skills, learning science, recognizing colors and expressing creativity. Try these activities to further open your child’s world to learning:
Open a packet and soak them in water. The gradual transition from a tiny granule to a squishy marble will be amazing!
Let your child pick fully grown beads from the water and put them in a different container for each color. Color recognition will be enhanced by the unique feel of the beads.
Have the children make a rainbow out of the beads. You can customize the activity based on the number of colors used. Start with 3 colors and work up to a dozen for more advanced applications.
Spread the water beads in a sensory table. Ask children to pick out beads by color, lightly squeeze them, or count how many beads they remove.
Teach your kids the concept of transparency by using only clear ones in a tub of water. They will seem invisible until the children reach in to scoop some out.
Use your creativity to come up with even more fun activities for learning!Safe For Children
Water beads are non-toxic and safe for use with children. However, adult supervision is still required and a few precautions should still be taken by parents and/or teachers when using our product around small children:
Our product is not to be swallowed as it has the potential to become a choking hazard. Keep the beads out of reach from small children and advise older ones not to place them in their mouths.
Be sure that children use hand sanitizer before touching them in a group environment. While the beads are non-toxic, they can accumulate bacteria from being handled by multiple children. A child could become sick if he/she placed its hands, or even a few beads, in the mouth after others have touched them.
For home use we recommend our individual packets. Preschools and other groups can take advantage of our value packed bulk bags. No matter how you purchase them, water beads are a great way to teach your children while having fun. And don’t forget that we offer FREE shipping on all orders!