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Every early childhood service and home where young children are cared for and taught should have a sandpit. It is a vital area of play and highly beneficial for children's social and intellectual development.
However, there are many potential safety problems and hazards for health that parents, educators, and providers of early childhood services need to be aware of and know how to minimise or prevent. The article below outlines these.
If you are looking for specific information on sandpit design and what a good sandpit looks like click here ... Or for ideas for extending children's sandpit play and sandpit activities click here ...
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