Sand Play and PSRN
- Flat trays filled with dry sand are excellent for mark making. add number lines or cards to the table and children will naturally have a go at writing some of the numbers in the sand.
- Builders role play moved into the sand! The children used a pulley to collect bucketfuls of sand for their 'cement'.
- Add resources to lend themselves to PSRN in sand play; various sizes and shaped of containers and scoops, graduated tubs for filling, small items to collect numbers of and related books or number cards.
- A large sandpit gives children space to be more physical and to engage with the whole sensory experience of sand play. It provides a context for PSRN.
- I need lots of shovels of sand to fill the biggest bowl.
- Pipes of varying sizes can be used vertically for pouring or horizontally for joining together.
- Larger equipment can be used in sand outdoors.
- Pouring, shovelling and sweeping sand into different sized containers.
Through sand and water play children are able to develop a range of problem finding and problem solving strategies and have opportunities to gather experiences that will enable them to make informed guesses.