Water can be so much fun if treated with respect. Bath toys help children become comfortable in water and allows them to enjoy it. These toys promote gross and fine motor skills, whilst playing in a medium that makes objects act differently from when they are on dry land. They allow imaginative, creative thinking and help to teach children the ‘cause and effect’ reasoning. The importance of a cleanliness routine needs to be established and a bedtime routine can also of benefit. Bath toys promote all the advantages of other toys – colour recognition, shape identification and texture differentiation – as well as allowing children to have fun in water.