Rather than thinking of it as a tedious hassle, applying sunscreen can be yet another play opportunity!!
1. Putting dots and stripes on your little one’s arms and legs to be rubbed in by them is a sensory activity in itself. Feeling the slimy, moist cream not only on the hands, but also along the lengths of the limbs sends messages to the brain about hand and body position and movement.
2. Of course, we need to step in a little to ensure good coverage, but it’s an opportunity to practise being independent. (He often has a go at getting the cream out too – but this requires a bit more care and control!!)
3. If I’m lucky, he’ll also help to rub in my sunscreen on my arms and legs!!!
4. It’s fun!
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