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Sand Pit Fun

  • move
  • learn
  • grow
  • Characteristic - Move
  • Characteristics - Learn
  • Characteristics - Grow
Time:
20 mins
Place:
Outside
Need:
Paddling pool, swimming pool or seaside or paddling pool full of play sand

Toddlers love building things, so playing with sand gives them a chance to get outdoors and get stuck in. Playtime with sand will help to strengthen their gripping powers and hand/eye co-ordination.

Give your toddler some plastic pots and scoops, and maybe a children’s spade and sand castle bucket, if you have them. Teach them how to shovel the sand into the pots, pat them down with the spade or their hand, and then turn them over to make shapes.

Don’t forget to teach them the magic ‘tap tap’ on the back of the bucket! It’s the secret ingredient of every great sandcastle!

 
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