One of the classic activities that is enjoyed by almost everyone, from kids to adults, is the bubble game. Playing with a bubble gun is so much fun. Also, playing with a bubble gun helps your child improve eye-hand coordination and gross motor skills, including language development. Besides that, the child also enjoys and experiences the cause and effect, that is, blowing through the wand or pressing the gun button and seeing what happens. Through bubbles, the child will learn basic physics. Bubbles are real, circular pockets of air and other gases encased in liquid. It is simple in the sense that the bubbles can be found in the daily world. Also, the bubbles have a complicated lifespan.
Real Science with Bubbles:
The learning chances or opportunities that a bubble guns provide are limitless. And it is the visual appeal and challenge they present, as well as the sensory experience provided by the bubbles, that make learning enjoyable. With bubbles, the real science begins when the child shows curiosity, which leads to exploration and discovery with the assistance and encouragement of the adult. Let’s look at some examples from the bubble game. A mother holds her toddler near the table; she uses a bubble gun and presses the button, and phew! There is a plethora of bubbles in the air. Then, the child raises his hands and tries to catch the bubbles; then, the child’s hand reaches towards the mother holding the bubble gun, and the mother asks the child, “Do you want it and make bubbles?” The child takes it, and the mother teaches him how to create bubbles.
Exploration by the Kid and Language Learning
Kids, especially toddlers and infants, grasp and learn quickly through sensory exploration. You can help the child learn about the world around them in a variety of ways. You blow the bubble by pressing the button on the bubble gun toy. The child then waves his hands back and forth; what a wonderful opportunity for the child to learn about body movements and hand use. Also, your child learns the model language. As you both share a new experience and talk about what you both see and how you encourage your child to hold the bubbles, blow them with their mouths, catch them, wave them, and so on, there are so many instances of this. Thus, modelling this new language will not only help the child understand the new words and their meanings, but will also make them useful to him in the future. Also, you can repeat any new vocabulary that your child learns. For instance, look—there are so many bubbles.
Observing the Child
When you play the bubble game with your child, the latter will explore many things and will also give you clues about them. Your child explores as you blow the bubble through the bubble gun, and they try to catch it before the bubble falls or hits the ground. And, if they miss any bubbles, they feel disappointed and look at your face for reassurance or for you to blow more bubbles and create the same magic again. It is because the young toddlers are learning to talk and communicate with you that you can observe your child’s gestures and looks, which will guide you both.
Developing Oral Skills:
Plus, if you observe that your child laughs or is excited and intrigued, then you should take more interest in it and help the child give more expressions. If your child wants to be encouraged, then your child will look up to you. Besides that, many times you must have seen that some children are not able to blow out the candles properly on their birthdays. This is because they lack oral skill development. But one of the benefits of having your child play with the bubble gun is that, when they try to blow the bubble from their mouth, they also learn these oral skills and learn to blow.