Past Posts - Sand and Water Play (2014)

Lily absolutely loves playing outside. In fact, we aim to get out of the house every single day, rain or shine. As long as the weather is dry I like to keep the back doors open and allow Lily access to the back garden for free play and encourage her to explore the plants, smells, textures and sounds that nature provides.

With the weather heating up I decided that what we really needed this week was some water play. Rather than rushing out and buying a brand spanking new water play table, I improvised and grabbed an old plastic storage box and some bath toys. It was simple, but effective and Lily had a great time splashing around in the sunshine.

Then, a couple of weeks ago we were blessed by one of the Mum's in our weekly church group who gifted us with her children's old sand and water table and lots of old toys. At first we stuck to water play, but this weekend we moved onto sand using two bags of play sand bought from Poundland.

As well as being incredibly fun for Lily, playing at the sand and water table is great for her development too. Improving her hand-eye co-ordination, fine motor skills and cognitive skills. She spent ages exploring, and the possibilities for play are endless. I know we'll be using the table in the future for some themed sensory play and I'm really looking forward to it.

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