Sand Play

Some of our toddlers have been on holiday recently so we have been exploring sand using our whole bodies. Florence liked burying her feet in the sand. Her mum told us that whilst on holiday she did this a lot on the beach. Holly enjoyed using her hands to fill the bucket with sand. Poppy even introduced her doll to the sand!!
 
Sand is such a great sensory resource for children as they explore their senses of touch and play and discover the wonderful texture of sand!

The benefits of sand play are:

  • Development of fine motor skills
  • Eye & hand coordination – watching and doing and coordinating these actions.
  • Promote creativity and imagination through role and developing stories.
  • Sensory- Development of the sense of touch. Feeling and manipulating objects and moulding the sand.
  • Language development – playing with sand is a social activity requiring speaking and listening, also developing vocabulary.  Practising and experimenting with language.

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