A water play table is a versatile piece of play equipment that can provide your children with hours of entertainment. If you are the adventurous sort, you can even move it indoors for sensory play over the winter, to egt use out of it all year round. You can use it simply for water and sand, or add other sensory materials to enhance the fun. Put old toys to good use by adding them to the table, or conduct science experiments, predicting which items will float and which will sink.
What To Consider As with all purchasing decisions, you need to start out with a clear idea of what you want. Have a browse at the water tables available,. then answer these questions: - How much do you want to spend? - Where will you store the table when it's not in use? - How much space do you have for the table when it is up? Remember to allow for ample room to walk around the table? - Do you want to use it for sand and water?
All water tables were not created equal. Here are some genius features you may want to look out for: - Removable legs. These help reduce the size of the able for storage, and enable you to bring the table down to floor level for younger children. - A plug to drain the water out. Lifting a table filled with water is no easy task, and you should avoid tipping it on two legs as they might snap. A removable plug in the bottom of the table makes drainage easy. - A cover is ideal for keeping creepy crawlies out when the table isn't being used. Some covers are textured to provide an additional play surface. Sand Lovers If your child loves playng with sand, there are tables available with two separate compartments: one for water and one for sand. These are best suited to neat and tidy kids who will keep the two substances separate, to super-laid back children who won't get upset if it all gets mized toegtehr and turns to mush (this also requires a laid back mum). If neither of these types represent your child, you may be better off buyin ga separate snad pit.
Climbers If you have a child that loves to climb, consider getting a splash pool or sand pit instead. Young children love to be surrpnded by sand and water, and may not be tempted to climb into the play table. Make sure they are supervised at all times.
Multi Purpose You don't have to be restricted to just water or sand in your play table. Shaving foam plus a little glitter delivers a fantastic multi-sensory play experience, as do natural substances like dry lentils or even oats. Just be sure to clean out the tray before any mush dries out and sticks to the sides.
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