Use bath time to teach your child about hygiene—and letters, numbers, and science! As you talk about getting clean, soap and bubbles can be your teaching tools. Squirt a letter on his hand with foaming soap or draw a shape in the tub with bubbles. Your child may enjoy getting clean as much as he enjoys getting dirty!
Everyone has a “baby in the tub” photo. Together with your child, pull out the photo album. Show him how he has been having tub time since he was a tiny baby. Talk about how being a big kid has changed tub time. Can he use the washcloth to scrub his toes? Can he dry himself off with a towel?