Paddling pools are a great place to start water based investigations with your child. From predicting whether items will float or sink to whether the water temperature changes throughout the day, the children will be absorbing all of the information they learn through hands on play.
A great experiment to try is the paddle boat. It requires following the instructions on the video, drawing and cutting out shapes and predicting what they think may happen when they let go of the boat. All of these are essential skills for children getting ready to start school.
Have a go with your child and let us know what they think.