1. Toy Watering Can
Pretend your toddler is a flower. Make him grow big and tall, but be sure that you are willing to be the flower too!
2. Plastic Cups
Toddlers love to pour and dump. They also love to dump and pour. Give a toddler a cup and you will keep him busy for at least two minutes (especially if you let him dump the water on your head).
3. Pool Noodles
A pool noodle is quite fun and engaging and gives toddlers some freedom to kick their legs (with your supervision, of course).
4. Diving Rings
There's nothing better for a toddler than throwing rings and picking them up from the bottom. This gives you a chance to practice blowing bubbles with them and their face might actually disappear into the water - even if only for a split second.
A toddler loves to sing along with Rain, Rain Go Away and It's Raining, It's Pouring and a kitchen colander is the perfect way to make it rain while in the pool.
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