As children splish and splash water or scoop and dump sand, they are unknowingly learning while having fun. The self-directed play offered at sand or water tables, helps children improve their coordination skills, use their gross motor and cognitive skills, learn some fundamentals of math, and test out their artistic expression. Here are some of the incredible developmental benefits of sand & water play.
While children are shoveling sand or collecting water in buckets, they are developing their hand eye coordination skills. Their coordination skills are also tested when they are building sand structures, stacking buckets, scooping water or sand, and pouring water from one toy to the next.