Children have a natural love of sand and water, and these materials provide a wonderful place for them to learn. While making ocean in the water table or a sandcastle in the sand, children are building important social skills for life. In addition, scooping and sifting, pouring and measuring, improves motor skills and provides additional opportunities to solve problems with others.
When we play in the sand and water tables, we are learning:
math and science skills
fine motor skill