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Sand and water playground equipment can enhance any outdoor learning environment by providing an opportunity for children to explore. Sand is tactile and a great way for children to explore. Sand and water play equipment can be beneficial to developing a variety of skills including motor skills, mathematic and social skills. Outdoor wooden sandpits helps to develop hand eye coordination whilst providing a sensory experience.
Hand Made Places design and manufacture a range of wooden sandpits which can encourage learning through play. Our range of sandpits are manufactured using FSC timer which are robust and available in a variety of sizes and shapes. Traditional outdoor wooden sandpits are available in a range of sizes which allows large groups of children to interact and play together encouraging social interaction and communication. The Dinghy sandpit provides maximum play value, as it can be used as both a sandpit but also for imaginative play. The Pedestal sandpit promotes inclusive play. It is raised which makes it accessible for everyone including wheelchair users.
As well as self-initiated and imaginative play, wooden sandpits can be used across many aspects of the early year’s curriculum to encourage learning. Wooden sandpits encourage children to learn and understand about measuring using spoons, cups, scales and shapes within the sandpit. Sand and water playground equipment also introduces concepts such as change of state, floating and sinking, making them ideal resources for learning about science outdoors.
Sand and water playground equipment provides opportunities for children to practice co-operative play and learn about the importance of sharing, which helps to develop social and emotional skills.Read more