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Crabbie Sand Table

Crabbie Sand Table

Spring 2016 Toys
Ages: 1 & Up
Manufacturer: The Step2 Company
Price: $39.99

Whimsically shaped, well-made and sturdy, the red Crabbie Sand Table is light weight enough to move from indoors to out or from one room to another. It's easy to clean, has a crab shell cover to protect the sand from the weather, and the size works well for a family with limited space in their play area.

We've had beginning science lessons (discovering what amounts various size containers hold; how much the containers weighed when full or empty) and number lessons (sorting and counting the objects in the sand). We sharpened observation skills by playing Search and Find games in the sand. We talked and played, with the cups and shovels included, replaced the sand with water and added some tub toys. When it was empty, we used it as a bean bag toss. Needless to say, we've been having fun.

Kathy Smith   ©2016 Parents' Choice
Kathy Smith has been leading preschool classes through playful learning for more than 25 years. Her tales of "Who is messier, 'Miss Kathy' or the children?" is a comedy act in the making. Family friendly, of course.

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