Sand is a versatile material with great appeal to children. The larger the sand area the more it can be used in play and learning.
Sand play promotes physical development. Large muscle skills develop as children dig, pour, sift, scoop, and clean up spills with a brush and dustpan. Children enjoy the opportunity to mimic the working world of adults. Sand play offers a wealth of role playing opportunities, buckets, spades, and pulley’s enable children to carry out ‘construction work’.
Mathematical concepts can be developed during sand play by providing children with measuring spoons and cups, containers in a variety of sizes and shapes, balance scales and channels and tubes.
Science concepts can be developed as children add other playful elements to the sand. What happens to the sand when water is added? What about pouring through different filters of different sizes? Children learn about the workings of the world through this simple experimentation.
• Sand Caterpillar
• Building Site
• Small Building Site
• Sand Transport System
• Sand Excavator
• Sand Crane
• Water Combination – Small Fish