Like playing with water, playing in sand is soothing and entertaining for children. Even adults can occasionally be caught running their fingers and toes through sand and enjoying its texture. Although sand is naturally found outdoors and can be played with in sandboxes or on beaches, it can also be brought inside for children to play on the floor or on sand tables. No matter the location of the sand play, these are eight reasons why playing in the sand is good for kids:

  • It is an open ended medium
  • It stretches the imagination
  • It promotes physical development
  • It encourages social skills
  • It promotes cognitive development
  • It teaches mathematical concepts
  • It encourages scientific experiments
  • It incorporates artistic expression