International Bath Day occurring this
month is a great time to celebrate bath time with cool educational bath toys. I always write about the best baby
bath toys out there with no special international day needed but International
Bath Day takes place every year on June 14th is a great reminder that the bath is
the IDEAL place for little scientists to learn, explore and discover.The day's roots originate from a
homage to Archimedes who was an Ancient Greek mathematician, physicist &
inventor. He discovered, while taking a bath, that an object’s volume could be
accurately measured by being submerged in water! Unable to contain his
excitement, Archimedes leapt out of the bathtub and yelling "Eureka, Eureka!"
as he ran through the streets of Syracuse (Ancient Greece). Obviously Archimedes' exact date of
birth is unknown because we are talking about more than 2050 years ago, but the
day chosen to commemorate International Bath Day is the day that is believed he
leapt out of the bath tub shouting, "Eureka!
Eureka!". Legend has it that it was exactly one week before summer
began ( June 14th)! How cool
is that?! I plan to celebrate during this whole
month with all the best bath toys that promote learning basic physical
properties such as empty/full, float/sink, heavy/light, and cause and
effect all while having pure fun in the tub!