Robinia Sand & Water Play
Hands on, very hands on
Sand and water play introduces a new level of playground activity – something unpredictable, something open to interpretation and invention. Best of all, it is hands on, very hands on. The sensory feeling of sand and water running through fingers is a natural draw. It brings children together to observe, contribute and learn. It is a starting point in setting goals and the problem solving involved in attaining them.
It is also an introduction into basic mechanics and physics, the excavator that lifts and swivels, the crane that grabs, the channels that transport water, the ways of getting sand to mould into shapes. Shapes that constantly change and then revert to their original state, an endless play option. The only thing that remains, the considerable development process in the child’s ability to communicate, to think freely, be creative and to enjoy the feeling of personal achievement.