Recently we were all taken to a new playground where under our feet was sand. We had a moment or two trying to decide whether to take our shoes off or keep them on.
It was a hot day and the brightness of the sand was very real but the coolness of the sand underneath very welcome.
The blowing sand a pain for the smallest ones but the building friendships and sharing opportunities with buckets and spades nearby priceless.
With all the different substances you can have underfoot which is your favourite and why?
b) springy tarmac
e) mixed spaces
We really enjoyed the sand and the community the boys had was different than the usual playground experience. The springy type is the hottest and we’re not really keen on this one at all. We do like the natural, grass ones and mixed. Certainly right now the #1 playground is one with sand.
mara kaplan says
In the United States, sand as surfacing does not meet ADA as a wheelchair cannot roll through it. I am all for a sand play area within a playground. Sand is a great play event for all children.