Friday, June 22, 2007

Sand and Water Play!

Now that the weather is steadily growing nicer, children are playing more and more outside. This time of year, sand and water play can be a great activity to get creative, explore science concepts, and build problem-solving skills. Not to mention, it's just plain fun! Here is a website on sand and water play that I just encountered from A Place of Our Own - a PBS series dedicated to the needs of the people who care for children. You'll find expert and practical advice on this topic. Check out the rest of the website for advice, activities, resources and videos relating to a variety of topics concerning caring for children.

Check out this book at the library:
Sandbox scientist: real science activities for little kids by Michael E. Ross
A guide for adults in setting up activities for children ages two to eight to discover scientific facts about water, matter, air, light, etc., using familiar materials
Getting busy playing!

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