Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Reviewing A Sand And Water Table For Kids

Outdoor Fun With Sand And Water Tables


Providing water tables for kids to play with is not only fun but great for them developmentally, too. As parents and grandparents we can offer outdoor fun for the children in our lives while they learn to play with water and sand. These activity tables are not as messy as a sandbox or a wading pool and they give the kids hours of fun while they play. They do not take up as much room, either. It is a toy that can be at their own home or one that can be stored at Grandma and Grandpa's house. No matter where it is, it will provide a great deal of fun for the children for many years.

Fun for indoor and outdoor playtime,  a water and sand table has no lights or sounds and uses the imagination skills of your child to have hours of fun with option for scooping, straining, sailing, and squirting activities. There is no doubt the children will find all sorts of ways to play with a table with sand and water.


The water table above features two sides of play - one for water and one for sand. The plastic is molded with a wood crafted styling that blends well with natural landscapes and includes an 8 piece accessory kit: umbrella, 2 bridges, 2 boats, 2 pots and 1 shovel. The umbrella is designed to provide your children protection from the sun as they play outside on a sunny day. Elastic tie-downs keep the lid secure and the legs are detachable for easy storage.

Playing at a water activity table is more than just fun. As children experiment with water they improve their cognitive and social skills. When kids learn about things that can sink or float in water, they also improve their vocabulary skills.

Using toys like these lessens the mess of small wading pools and sandboxes in our backyards. These small tables also use less water for play conserving one of our most precious natural resources.

Standing at a sand and water table encourages the use of little fingers, hands, and arms while maintaining overall balance and coordination of their young bodies. In other words, providing this type of play for our children and grandchildren helps their bodies and minds develop in a healthy way while they are having some fun.

There are several different models of sand and water tables available for you to choose from, I just showcased one of my favorite options. As a parent and now a grandparent, I have always been adamant about offering ways for children to play outdoors and I think having a sand and water table is a perfect gift idea that provides a great playtime activity along with encouraging creativity and developmental growth all wrapped into one toy. Besides, this Grandma loves to play with the children at the table, too.


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4 comments:

  1. Sort of like having a mini-beach in the backyard! I like that you included a great list of educational benefits of a sand and water table, Bev. I'm all for encouraging play and imagination in ways that the kiddos truly benefit. This looks like so much fun, too!

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  2. What a great summer "toy" for kids! Especially for those who love the beach and water. I really like that it is set up on legs instead of the children sitting in the sand. My children would have loved this table. Such a shame it wasn't around when they were little tikes. Another item to tuck away in my brain archives for when we have grandchildren.

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  3. I agree that anything that encourages outdoor play, especially something that uses a child's imagination and has no batteries or electronics, is a great toy idea! Childhood should include fun with just the basics - water, sand, imagination -- Perfect!

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  4. This brings back memories of my five-year-old sun playing in the bathtub. You would have thought he had his own navy in there, and he never wanted to get out. It wasn't the bath he wanted. It was the time to be alone and use his imagination with the water toys. I know he would have loved this sand and water table since he also liked to be outside. If I had grandchildren, this would be at the top of my list.

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