Sand & Water Cart

Promoted Skills

Product Description

This new, all-in-one cart provides both sand & water fun for children. The cart features a raised table design to keep your child cleaner and make outdoor play so much fun!

Sensory 4

Skills

  • Children can pour water into windmill and put their hands underneath to engage in sensory exploration.
  • Children can mix sand and water to explore the different textures and properties of each.
  • Children can splash water to create loud noises for children with hearing impairments.

Play Ideas

  • Children can mix sand and water to build tactile discrimination.
  • Bury objects such as seashells in the sand and have children dig to find them.
  • Instead of using water and sand, put in different materials such as strips of paper, cotton balls, dried beans and rice, small rocks, seashells, or dirt. 

Adaptation Ideas

  • If a child has a sensory impairment and does not like to touch water then the child can use a straw to blow air on the boat to make it move across the water.
  • For children with tactile discrimination difficulties, only put one type of substance in the table, such as only water.
  • Instead of using water and sand, put in different materials such as strips of paper, cotton balls, dried beans and rice, small rocks, seashells, or dirt. 

Physical 3

Skills

  • Children can cruise around the edges of table to improve hand and foot placement, balance, and weight shifting.
  • Upper body strength and stability can be improved while shifting weight from side to side
  • Children can increase their range of motion in the arms and reaching abilities by maneuvering boats in the table. 

Play Ideas

  • Children can race the boats across the table to improve arm extension and reaching.
  • Children gain shape recognition by drawing shapes in the sand with their fingers.  This can also work on finger isolation and writing skills.
  • For children with limited physical ability, place a boat on the water and have the child use a straw to blow air and move the boat.

Adaptation Ideas

  • Older or taller children can kneel to play.
  • Take off the umbrella to allow a wheelchair to fit around the table. 

Social/Emotional 4

Skills

  • Children learn how to formulate questions and ask for play items across the table. The large, rectangular shape and length encourages verbal communication skills.
  • Sand and water tables and the use of accessories help build imaginations.
  • Children can play independently or with others. 

Play Ideas

  • Have children take turns building a structure using sand materials and then have the other children guess what the structure is.
  • Instead of using water and sand, put in different materials such as strips of paper, cotton balls, dried beans and rice, small rocks, seashells, or dirt. 

Developmental Processes Promoted

Additional Details

Approximate Price:
$51.00-$100.00
Age Range:
2+
Directions:
Simple
Levels of Play:
One Level
Storability:
Bulky
Washability:
Surface Wipe

AblePlay Rating

Sand & Water Cart

Developmental Skill Rating (1-5)
Physical 3
Sensory 4
Communicative 4
Cognitive 4
Social/Emotional 4

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