About bubbles - part 2 - good for child development

11/01/2021

Did you know that bubbles are not only fun but also good for your children? Bubbles develop a whole range of skills, fine and gross motor skills. The second part of the article on bubbles is devoted to areas where bubbles help the child's development. In the article, you will learn why it is good for children to buy a bubble blower.


"And to me also, who appreciate life, the butterflies, and soap-bubbles, and whatever is like them amongst us, seem most to enjoy happiness."

Fridrich Nietzsche 

WHAT BENEFITS BUBBLES BRING TO YOUR CHILDREN? Let´s do reading about science...

You've probably figured out that I'm a teacher. Not only for this reason would I like to explain to you why bubble blowers are good for children. Children don't only have fun and laugh, which makes us very happy as parents, bubble blowing even develops our children. Common sense tells us that it is good for a child to run around outside and get some fresh air. From a scientific point of view, however, bubbles significantly support a child's development.

Firstly, bubble blowers (classic ones) develop the child's fine motor skills. The child learns to manipulate the instrument, grab the instrument like a pencil, soak it in a container, put it to his mouth and blow it. But they also learn to catch bubbles, hit them with their fingers, burst them by clapping, etc.

Children also learn to keep an eye on a moving object, which is very important in the first months and years. This is followed by eye-hand connection and coordination. Whether it is blowing with a bubble blower or bursting with bubbles, bubbles help children develop sensory processing of perceptions. The bubbles are wet and even slimy, and the child learns to recognize them with the help of its senses.

Another area that bubbles help develop is the speech system and oral motor skills. Simply put, learning to curl your mouth, put your tongue back or blow the right way helps develop and control the muscles in your mouth, which leads to the development of speech and pronunciation. Speech is closely related to cognition, that is, to thinking. The fact that you describe to children where and how the bubble flies or you wave to the bubbles and talk to them, helps with the development of a child's thinking. Imagine saying to children, for example, "Look, a giant bubble," "look, it's flying fast," "look in front of you, there! Burst it!" All of this teaches children to think, to connect words and thoughts.

The essential part that bubbles help to develop are gross motor skills, i.e. movement in general. The child often not only watches the bubbles but also runs after them, reaching for them, jumping, throwing objects, clapping, kicking and reaching for them on tiptoe. All this helps the child to be aware of its own body parts, such as its legs, hands, elbows, eyes, etc. 

But we also must not forget the areas that are not related to the body as such. A huge benefit of bubbling is socialization and communication with children. Kids even enjoy watching someone else blow bubbles and are willing to join the fun. Bubbles help the child breathe better and deeper, whether it's by blowing into a bubble blower or by catching their breath while playing and running around. There are also psychological opinions that the bubble blower helps to release tension and stress. Some even argue that relaxing with bubbles can slowly help get rid of anxiety. These are even areas that could benefit us, adults, a little, don't you think?

What does this mean for us? Just take a bubble blower and start bubbling and have fun :). You will not only relax but also bring joy to children. You will also help children develop their fine and gross motor skills, and for some, you will awaken a desire for scientific knowledge.

Bubble artist Daniel


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