Remember when we were kids how much fun we had playing in the dirt and in the water? Going to the beach and playing in the sand and sea? Making sand castles and shapes in the sand or playing with toy boats in the pool? Remember the fun we had when we discovered sand boxes and the trouble we'd get into for playing in water and mud puddles? Let's face it. If we say the words "sand box" to a kid today, all too often they'll think if the cat's litter box, and would never associate it with having hours and hours of fun. But it doesn't have to be that way.
One problem with the traditional sand box is the fact that it was a wooden frame with a lot of sand in it over bare ground. That means when you hit the bottom of the sand box, what you had was dirt. And all the worms and critters could come up through the ground into the sand box, and the last thing you ever wanted to find while playing happily in the sand was a bug. Not only that, but sand would invariably wind up outside the sand box, and all over the yard, instead of staying where it was supposed to. Playing in mud puddles is not only dirty, but quite unsanitary.
Fortunately, there are a couple of great alternatives that are much better than our old playgrounds in all kinds of ways. The Sand and Water Table offers hours of fun without having to be concerned about mud covered children and wet clothes from the "good ol' days" of mud puddle jumping. Parents don't have to worry about what the kids are playing in or what type of unsanitary conditions are around.
The sand table is very similar to the traditional sand box but it is not on the ground. What does this mean? No bugs, no digging through the bottom, and best of all - the sand stays neatly in the table without the huge mess. And the water table gives kids a safe, sanitary place to play in the water without having to worry about what else could be in the water, or having them playing in the mud. All you have to do is set the tables up, add either the sand or water to the play area and sit back and relax while the kids have a fantastic time playing.
And for about the same price you'd pay to build a sand box and fill it with sand, you can get the Sand and Water Table both. It is affordable and easy to store at the end of the day or season. You simply put the sand into a container, empty the water table, stack and store until time to pull them back out. They're all ready to be used again the next time. In terms of "bang for your buck" there isn't a better value available that gives the kids hours of fun, but also gives you peace of mind that you're able to pass on the simple joys of childhood to a new generation.
Vickie Lexom loves to create fun places to play for her little one as well as the kids in her neighborhood. Her home becomes "the" place to be during the summer because of all the great activities like the sand and water play table and other great outdoor toys she has to play on. Visit Little Tikes and let your home become "the" place to be!