We know our Bubbles are loved by children but did you know that they’re loved by teachers too?! We’ve had more and more teachers reach out to us to rejoice in the effect Dr Zigs Bubbles have had on their class, or how happy the school was at the end-of-term fun day when someone brought them in. We’ve had Science teachers come to us telling us all about how they’ve used our kits to help children understand surface tension and basic physics. Others have used the Bubbles in the playground as reward activities, and even schools in the US want to use our Bubbles for various curriculums! It’s brilliant and we absolutely love it!
We recently did a collaboration with Amy Grant, an Early Years teacher and she couldn’t speak highly enough of our Bubbles. Amy reached out to us with her take on Bubbles as a mental health tool for her students and we wanted to share that with you all as we think it’s amazing our Bubbles are being used like this. Here’s what Amy had to say:
“There’s something calming about Bubbles, watching them float above your head and shimmer and change shape as they go, the colours glistening and changing in the light and even the moment when they pop. It can be a hugely cathartic experience.”
“I’m now going to hugely contradict myself and say that bubbles can also be fast and furious and frantic! As a teacher who thinks nothing of pulling out my Dr Zigs wands when my class needs a sensory break or time to run around, I have seen the effect they can have on children. Children tearing around the field, legs pumping, arms reaching as they try to pop all the bubbles as they fly out of the multi-loop wand – trust me it’s not always calm!
What it is though, whether calm or frantic, is beneficial. Bubbles can be whatever we need them to be in the moment. Maybe our children need that burst of joy, that moment to stop thinking and worrying and to just live. To run and jump and laugh. Or maybe they need to lie on their backs and be still and watch the bubbles drift lazily overhead. Bubbles are good for the soul, whether you are a child or an adult.”
We couldn’t agree more with this; tiring out little ones or using our Bubbles as a distraction is a fantastic way to use up all that energy they seem to have. Simultaneously, our Bubbles can bring a sense of calm and peace to a moment and allow for more focus and concentration. Bubbles, it seems, are definitely worth having to hand in your Teacher’s toolkit!
We’d like to say a huge thank you to Amy and every other teacher out there for continuing to inspire and shape our children.
“The world would be a much healthier place if we all set aside ten minutes a day to play with bubbles.”