Soapets®

Promoted Skills

Product Description

Soapets are a bath time companion for kids! This collection of plush animals can get wet time and time again, and are made to hold kids’ soap, making bath time more of a play time. Each Soapet comes equipped to be used with bar soap and liquid soap, depending on preference. To use the bar soap, simply place it in the Soapet’s pouch, and for liquid soap, simply pour it onto the included Soapet sponge. Soapets come in 7 friendly and colorful options, ranging from Fefe the Dragon to Dyno the Dinosaur. Each Soapet comes with a waterproof rhyming story, and all 7 of them connect to complete the story!

Physical 4

Skills

  • As children use the Soapets, they are establishing control over their hand grasps and practicing coordinated movements as they wash legs and arms.
  • Range of motion can be increased as kids flex and bend to wash their bodies with the Soapets.
  • Soapets promote bilateral coordination as children use both sides of their body in coordination to wash.

Play Ideas

  • Use foam letters to spell out the name of the Soapet character like “Cici” for the turtle or “Mimi” for the ladybug on the bathtub walls.  
  • Caregiver can ask a child to “wash your feet” to create a command and action game while getting kids to wash independently and practice life skills.
  • Kids can practice their hand strength by squeezing out the Soapet after the bath by wringing the character out to help him dry. 

Sensory 4

Skills

  • Soapets can target children’s olfactory senses through the use of scented soaps, helping them become exposed to different sensory stimuli.
  • Textures are abound with the Soapet. Kids can feel the fine mesh of the net, the slipperiness of the soap, the light feel of the bubbles, and the soft plush of the Soapet whether it is wet or dry.
  • As the Soapet floats in the tub, the colorful character can help children practice visual tracking along with hand-eye coordination to wash and play with the plush. 

Play Ideas

  • Use different scents of soap to entice the olfactory sense—lavender for calming and cotton candy for excitement.
  • Guess that smell! Use a variety of soaps to see if a child can distinguish the different scents like lavender, oatmeal or bubblegum.
  • Create a sensory themed bath based on a Soapet character. For example, when using Cici the Turtle, you can create an ocean theme by dying the water blue with food coloring, include sea creatures like pretend play sharks and dolphins and even add in some cooked spaghetti as ocean plant life. 

Social/Emotional 3

Skills

  • Soapets can be used to teach kids the life skills needed to independently wash and bathe themselves.
  • As children learn to bathe themselves, it can increase their independence, and therefore heighten confidence.
  • Soapets can inspire kids to interact with their caregiver during bath time, and the included rhyming story can be used to inspire and encourage this bonding.
  • With friendly and vibrant features, these plush characters can inspire creativity as children use their imaginations along with the Soapets to play in the tub. 

Play Ideas

  • Have the child wash the Soapet too to practice life skills. They need their hair washed, feet scrubbed, and arm pits lathered too.
  • How did the Soapet get dirty? Use this question to imagine the whacky scenarios that got the soapy character so dirty!
  • Let the tub be a stage! Use the edge of the bathtub as a place for the Soapets to act as puppets during bath time. 

Developmental Processes Promoted

Additional Details

Approximate Price:
$14.99
Age Range:
0+

AblePlay Rating

Soapets®

Developmental Skill Rating (1-5)
Physical 4
Sensory 4
Communicative 3
Cognitive 3
Social/Emotional 3

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