Time in the sandbox is fun again at the Sun Shelter Sandbox. Sandboxes are often bereft of shade making for an uncomfortable play time. With the addition of four pillars and a roof above, playtime is comfortable for children. On the edges of the sandbox, there is a line of benches allowing children to play in the sand without necessarily sitting in it. This also makes the job of caretakers much easier as there is less sand in the children’s clothes.
Sand play encourages creativity, imagination, and cooperation. Sand is essential always a blank slate. It can be poured, shoveled, have water added to it and built with. Children will try to see how it moves through different toys and what they can make from it. Oftentimes, this requires them to use their imaginations to come up with story lines about what they’re doing and why. This type of out of the box thinking is important for developing a variety of cognitive skills. However, one of the overwhelming benefits is cooperative play. While some children may engage in parallel play, most children will want to play together. This teaches sharing and team work. The Sun Shelter Sandbox provides a calm, cool, comfortable place for children to discover and grow.
For an inclusive sandbox, check out our Elevated Sand Table.