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Sandpits - What Makes for a Good Sandpit

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At an early childhood centre, a good sandpit is one that is large enough to accommodate half or more of the children attending with enough room for each child to stand or sit and dig without touching or getting sand on another child. 

At home the sandpit needs to be of sufficient size to accommodate all of your children plus a couple of friends (as if one child wants to play in the sandpit, siblings and visiting friends will too).

Most sandpits are a large square or rectangle shape. An alternative is to have a large area in the middle of the sandpit for collaborative play and creatively design the shape around this so there are alcoves to allow children to find a space of their own.  

READ MORE about sandpit planning, building, care and play considerations below.

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