Kinetic, Kinetic, Kinetic Sand! The Kinetic Sand Deluxe Beach Castle is the beach in a box that fosters language development and sensory play. This set includes 2.5 lbs of kinetic sand, 9 molds and tools, and a reusable tray with lid for convenient clean up and storage.
Kinetic sand is truly fabulous for sensory play, which is essential for early childhood development. Children benefit from using different tools or their hands and fingers to manipulate the sand. This stimulates sensory processing, which is when children process or absorb information that comes through their senses (like touch, smell, and sight). Children explore how the sand feels as they squish it between their fingers, and they can experiment with creating different shapes and molds. This sensory input enhances their awareness and responsiveness to tactile stimuli.
The set includes castle molds for walls, towers, and bridges as well as a rake, scooper, and knife for cutting everyone’s favorite sand. Kids practice fine motor skills as they utilize tools to create the perfect castle-scape. When they’re strengthening those tiny muscles in the their hands and fingers during play, it transfers to other skills, including handwriting.
The shapes and molds were also critical for the rich storytelling that began with castle creations. Children incorporated other toys in play while playing and narrating in their sandy landscape. This imaginative play lays the foundation for more advanced language, conversation, and even literacy skills.
The Deluxe Beach Castle Playset is awesome for independent or cooperative play, as children collaborate to build sandcastles or share tools, fostering, turn-taking and communication skills. Clean up is easier with the storage tray allowing for hours of enjoyable repeat play too. Through pretend play, vocabulary development, sensory engagement, and fine motor play, it supports the holistic development of children.