Kids love playing on the beach so why not let them enjoy sand play in the back garden with Little Tikes, all summer long! Sand play equipment comes in all shapes and sizes and to suit all budgets but whichever sand toy you choose, it will inspire creative and imaginary play and kids will relish getting their hands messy in a fun and safe environment. Here are just two examples of sand play toys from Little Tikes’ extensive range; one is a brand new sandbox and the other is a truly iconic sand toy!
Children have been engaging in sand play with the Little Tikes Turtle Sandbox for more than three decades and the latest edition of this famous green sandbox gives kids double the fun! The newly designed sandbox still has its friendly moulded face and large sand play area but now includes a brand new seat and rim incorporating a ‘lazy river’ with a spinner that creates currents in the water. Plus kids can send the selection of mini sea creatures swimming round the river on imaginative sea and sand adventures. When playtime is over, the removable Turtle shell lid covers the sand and water area, keeping it clean and protected from pets and bad weather and a handy plug makes the ‘river’ easy to drain.
Mini-builders will adore the brand new Little Tikes Big Digger Sandbox! It features a real working excavator and colourful accessories such as a fun dump truck, bucket, shovel, rake, sand sifter and 2 characters. The truck ramp also doubles as a lid and the gate opens and closes for extra fun so kids are guaranteed to enjoy hours of role play games with this sandy construction site!
So with plenty of creative fun to be had with sand play, here are a few tips to help you when choosing and setting up a sandbox:
- It’s a good idea to choose a sandbox that has a lid as this will protect the sand from pets and bad weather.
- If your garden doesn’t have much shade from the sun, it’s worth looking for a sand play toy that incorporates a parasol, ensuring safety as well as fun. (See Little Tikes Sand & Sea Table and Builders Bay Sand and Water Table at www.littletikes.co.uk)
- Last but not least, when it comes to filling your sandbox, large toy stores sell children’s play sand which is washed, dried and sieved to produce a safe, non-staining sand that is suitable for outdoor or indoor use.
For the full range of sand play toys from Little Tikes and stockist details, visit www.littletikes.co.uk or call 01908 268480.