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Tagsearly elementary, plush toy, preschooler, tween
Add personal hygiene to the list of life lessons your kids can learn from playing video games. Disney’s physics game app “Where’s My Water?” tasks players with routing water through subterranean spaces into the bathtub of Swampy the Alligator, so he can take a bath. Players primarily move the water into pipes by cutting away soil, but also have to make use of fans, vacuums, bombs, and other devices to get the water where it needs to be. It’s an entertaining game that brings older games like Worms and Lemmings to mind.
Aside from providing a welcome distraction from your kids, “Where’s My Water?” also touts the joy of good hygiene as Swampy the Alligator eagerly bathes at the successful completion of each level. You can reinforce these habits with your kids by getting them their very own plush versions of the game’s characters. When your kids are being particularly obstinate at bath time, let this plush version of Cranky, the alligators’ self-appointed leader, help you remind them of the importance of self care. After all, there is no shame in adding the weight of imaginary cartoon characters’ voices to your efforts to raise your children to be responsible adults.