Sand Pits

Sand Pit Becket Primary School

Sandpits are one of the most versatile elements to a playground and a great way to further the development of the minds and bodies of children. By digging, pouring, sifting, and scooping sand, children use their upper bodies and arms in ways that many of their other toys do not require them to work.

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Adding water near or through a sandpit allows children to also learn the inherent physical properties of sand by comparing wet and dry sand. Sandpits are often very social spaces too and no matter the age or development level of the child, sand offers an opportunity to explore and experiment in a safe and inviting environment.

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