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Fun til' the last drop. 💦
Fun til' the last drop. 💦

Issue 10 

Miss the misty magic of Water Works and Outdoor Adventure? Longing for Twilight Trail's Waterfall and Ice Cave? 
Let creativity overflow @Home with ideas for supervised Water Play!
Children are mesmerized by WATER. When it comes to a universally appealing, natural material that leads to limitless play...POUR. IT. ON.
So splash, spill, squish, splish, soak, and soar your way through sensory play! 
MAKE WAVES @HOME
"This world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful." —E.E. Cummings
ENTERING A SPLASH ZONE
This summer, set out a handful of everyday materials and watch your child’s imagination plunge into open-ended play:
Spray Bottles: An Ocean of PossibilitiesA simple plastic spray bottle can unlock a vast array of playful learning experiences for all ages. 
Arctic Sensory Bin AdventuresGrab your parkas and head to the Arctic! Exploring the properties of frozen water can lead to hours of epic storytelling adventures!
MATERIAL OPTIONS
•  WATER!
•  Large Bag of Ice or Frozen Blocks
•  Plastic Tubs or Outdoor Water Table
•  Colorful Aquarium Kelp
•  Plastic or Rubber Animals
•  Food Coloring & More!
GET 💦 WET!
BOOKS FOR LIL' FISHIES
RIDE THE READING RAPIDS
Explore a collection of diverse children's books on the many stories that live in water:
by Antoinette Portis: Preschool–Grade 2
A Different Pond
Cald
ecott Honor
by Bao Phi: K–Grade 2
 
A Story About Standing Rock
by Aslan Tudor: Ages 9–12
A RIVER OF 💦 RECOMMENDED READS
"Play is our brain's favorite way of learning." —Diane Ackerman
EXPLORE PLAYFULLY
Sensory Play, including experiences with water, creates opportunities for children to Explore Playfully using their senses.
These activities help wire robust connections in the brain and develop a healthy architecture for ongoing learning and development. Learn more!
🌊 DIVE DEEPER 🌊
Journey beneath the surface with resources for parents & caregivers. Explore the global water crisis & water conservation.
MASKED HEROES UNITE
New guidance from Governor Brown requires children (and stuffies) ages five and up wear a mask. Embrace covering your face through play:
Ask your child to choose their own mask.
Make it an art project and decorate.
Create a mask for your favorite stuffie!
Practice wearing one at home.
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