Social/Emotional: Parallel, Joint or Cooperative Play, Turn-Taking, Self-Regulation
Communication: Expressive and Receptive Language
The troughs and blocks are great for problem-solving, social skills, and gross motor skills. The children can problem solve and motor plan how to best join the troughs together in order to make a waterway. Natural loose parts are often used to manipulate the heights and angles of the troughs. Children can work on their own or within small groups. This is a great activity for children of all ages and abilities. The troughs come in 3 lengths: 14 inches, 2 feet, and 3 feet. Digging and mixing are also part of this activity.
Water stumps are a sensory play feature that should be included in every sand area. Water stumps emit a gradual trickle of water when used and encourage creative collaboration as children gather the water, divert its flow, and use it to sculpt and shape sand creations.
We have done a ton of field testing on this one to bring you the perfect combination of durability, ergonomics and pedagogy. Mud kitchens provide sensory rich activities that children crave while promoting creativity, role-playing, collaboration, motor skills, and communication. Our mud kitchen allows for intense sensory input with the sink at one end while the long countertop provides more creative and dramatic opportunities. This purposely does not look like a kitchen appliance. The open counter allows them to look at each other and develop social skills while they play. One day it is a mud kitchen, the next a chemist station or even a planting post. Built with a heavy duty stainless steel sink and stopper, an ergonomically designed shelf, and durable kiln dried cedar countertop, this moveable piece will endure hours of sensory rich play.
Make sure you let us know the age of the children playing with it so we can build it to exactly the correct ergonomic height for your kids. Accessories not included.
Bring water to an outdoor space with our portable water pump! This ships fully assembled, and since it is portable you can place it near a sand surface or sensory table! This pump is able to handle water mixed with sand and dirt.