One of the best clues as to how much an early childhood centre cares about its children's social life, development of physical skills, and learning of maths and science is to take a look at its sandpit.
The sandpit can act as a fun social hub or centre for creating and constructing, and for maths and science. To achieve this it is essential to introduce variety for children and new ideas on a regular basis.
This article covers
- variations you can introduce daily or weekly,
- tips for exploring science and maths in sand and sand play, and
- sandpit activities, including making a bubbling volcano that children love! and are good for their learning too.
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