In­spire with Ki­netic Sand

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BRING the magic of sand­cas­tles on the beach into your own home and let your kids play and sculpt right on your kitchen ta­ble. In­spire imag­i­na­tion and hours of cre­ative play with mess-free Ki­netic Sand.

This amaz­ing play ma­te­rial sticks only to it­self and never to hands and it never dries out, so your kids can build and play as long as they like.

Soft and stain-free, Ki­netic Sand builds up tow­ers for cas­tle cre­at­ing and is mouldable and flex­i­ble into what­ever shape your child can imag­ine.

Ki­netic Sand is hy­poal­ler­genic and non-toxic, and al­lows you to eas­ily clean the play area when play­time is over. Get yours now from TheLilCaliph.com or con­tact its agents.

Ben­e­fits of sand play

1) Phys­i­cal-mo­tor de­vel­op­ment

Stand­ing at the sand ta­ble fa­cil­i­tates the use of fin­gers, hands, arms and trunk while main­tain­ing over­all bal­ance and co­or­di­na­tion of the body.

Play­ing and dig­ging with shov­els, fun­nels and scoops in the sand or wa­ter pro­vide re­sis­tive ac­tiv­ity, which sup­plies the mus­cles and joints in the hands and arms with in­for­ma­tion that is sent to the vestibu­lar and pro­pri­o­cep­tive sec­tions of the brain.

This in­creases body aware­ness and al­lows the prac­tice of the grad­ing of mus­cle use for dif­fer­ent daily ac­tiv­i­ties.

Eye-hand co­or­di­na­tion and fine mo­tor skills such as shoul­der sta­bil­ity, fore­arm ro­ta­tion, wrist con­trol and hand grasp skills needed for fu­ture writ­ing are fa­cil­i­tated by sand play. 2) Cog­ni­tive de­vel­op­ment Sort­ing items and prob­lem­solv­ing are cog­ni­tively based skills. The sand ta­ble al­lows cog­ni­tive skills to be in­te­grated with phys­i­cal play, which cre­ates a dy­namic and en­gag­ing learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment that sup­ports cog­ni­tive de­vel­op­ment. 3) Sen­sory de­vel­op­ment Play­ing in a va­ri­ety of me­dia with dif­fer­ent tex­tures of­fers op­por­tu­ni­ties for chil­dren to ex­pe­ri­ence a mul­ti­tude of sen­sory in­for­ma­tion through the skin. Stere­og­no­sis skills are worked when chil­dren feel and iden­tify items (for ex­am­ple, toys in sand) that they can­not see. 4) So­cial de­vel­op­ment In­ter­ac­tive and pre­tend play is how chil­dren learn and de­velop so­cial skills such as ver­bal com­mu­ni­ca­tion, shar­ing, help­ing, com­pro­mis­ing, re­quest­ing, of­fer­ing and friend­ship build­ing. The sand ta­ble can be con­sid­ered a smaller ver­sion of the beach.

5) Speech and lan­guage de­vel­op­ment

The gath­er­ing of chil­dren around an emo­tion­ally en­gag­ing ac­tiv­ity pro­motes the use of spon­ta­neous speech and lan­guage.

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In­spire imag­i­na­tion and hours of cre­ative play with mess-free Ki­netic Sand.

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