The Trader, with its fine enclosed play space, is an opportunity for quieter play, a chance for less robust play. The panels support sand play and the funnels transporting sand and stimulate the childs understanding that even although you don't see something, like sand in a pipe, that it is still there. The sand scoop panel adds activities for fine motor skills, but also trains logical thinking. When positioned correctly sand can be shifted from one scoop to the next. The fun climb panel invites shifting things through holes, but also adds a low climb-and-crawl over activity, creating two spaces: the inside and outside. The three sides have different heights, generating varied points for social interaction. The Trader can be used by many children, on the inside as well as outside.