Toddler Toys: Water and Sand Tables
Toddler Toys: A water or sand table are perfect centers to learn about measurement, volume and other simple math concepts.
Toddler toys: Great for filling with sand, rice, water and even bubbles! Use measuring cups, measuring spoons, funnels, water wheels and other fun toys
to make this a fun learning experience.
Take it to the Beach, Backyard Summer Parties, or even on the patio of a classroom.
Toys to Add to A Water Table
Foam Bath Letters
Small Plastic Watering Containers
Plastic Animals (Sea Animals would be fun)
Kitchen Utencils like whisks or ladles
ACTIVITIES FOR A WATER TABLE
Count as your child scoops water or fills a bucket.
Show how much is one cup and use language like One cup or half cup.
Use measuring cups, buckets and spoons to pour and fill.
Compare amounts and determine which holds more.
Toys to Add to a Sand Table
TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS
In addition to some of the Water Table suggestions:
Plastic Sand Molds
Toy Kitchen items (dishes, cups)
Fun toys (buried treasure)
ACTIVITIES FOR A SAND TABLE
Build sand castles and compare sizes
Count how many buildings you make
Build a tall shape and a small shape
Build patterns of small and large buildings
Bury small toys for your child to discover (plastic dinosaurs)
There are variations of sets so do some research online to get one you feel your child will enjoy.
Consider height, size, sturdiness and what depth you want for the water, sand or both when selecting your table.
If you plan to leave it out in the open, a cover is something you might want to consider.
Use lots of descriptive words when playing with your child to reinforce colors and size.
Numbers and Number Sense
Represent (How many is three?)
Quantity (More, Less, Equal)
Patterns, Sorting and Classifying (Algebra and Functions)
Sorting Objects by Attribute (color, size or shape)
Comparing Objects (color, size, shape)