It was almost time for Le Xin to sleep but she kept telling me she was not sleepy yet and requested if I could just do one more activity with her so I thought for a while and decided to let her have a short sand play in the living room. Seriously, I was kind of regretting it when I was setting up because the sand that we used was was really fine and I was worried that the floor of the living room would be really sandy after her play. Nonetheless I still allowed her to play with it in the end.....
Let's check out this short learning experience :)
Hooray, all set up now I can play!
Scooping the sand first.....
Let's pour in my kuti kuti....
Giving it a stir...
\What happen when I tilt the spade?
Le Xin's green fists!
Exploring the properties of sand!
We know that children are always delighted to play with sand. It not only provides a sensory experience where the children can touch and feel and find out the different properties of sand....in fact, it also encourages imaginative play. During my research on sand play, I found out that several psychologists have made used of sand tray to engage children in Sand Play Therapy.
I was amazed, I didn't know that sand has such therapeutic effect on the mind but I could tell that Le Xin was definitely enjoying her play that night. She was really focused when exploring the sand and was quite disappointed when I told her it was time to stop.
So try it with your child/children/students! The tray can be bought from Daiso, as for the sand, you can get it at any aquarium shop.
Ending this post with a short clip of Le Xin and thanks for reading :)