All kids love to goto the beach and play with sand. But it is not possible to take kids very often to the beach. If you are near the beach, then also it not practical to take your child everyday to the beach and let him play with sand. A very good alternative to sand play is the Kinetic Sand .
Kinetic sand looks like regular sand but is available in different colours and can mold it in any shape.
You can make your own Kinetic Sand at home for your kids. This is a wonderful recipe and the sand has a great texture. It is completely moldable, it seems like it is wet but it’s not! The best part is when you are done with it, you can put back the lid back on the container and can keep it for months.
The child only needs a big bin of sand and some beach toys or plastic cups to play with. To make it more interesting you can give your child, clay molds to make different shapes.
You can even hide different objects , like their small toys, animals, alphabet or number puzzle pieces and ask your child to find the hidden objects.
If your child is fond of cars and trucks, then kinetic sand is an excellent play option. Let him bring his cars and trucks. Ask him to put them in the sand and see how much he enjoys playing with them in the sand.
Kinetic sand is a wonderful activity which keeps your child busy for a long time.
Importance of Kinetic activities for the development of your child :
- Development of Sensory touch :
This is a very good sensory activity as kids touch the sand and play. They can feel the texture of the sand. This is very important for them to understand the importance of touch.
- Helps in the development of Fine Motor Skills:
It encourages children to squish, smash, roll, squeeze, cut and flatten it. Kids can also scoop it to build sand castles. All This help in the development if their fine motor skills.
- Hand eye coordination:
When kids play , they use their hand and eye muscles together to scoop or build sand castles. This coordination is very important for bigger things when they grow older.
- Promotes Creativity :
Kids use their imagination and can build a lot of things with kinetic sand. You will be surprised at their imagination of how many different things they make.
Does you child like to play with sand ? Do share in comments.