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 Allow Your Children To Be A Bit More Creative With Sand And Sandcastle This Time! 

Date of Publish - Saturday, 12th May 2018
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Do you remember the last time when you had allowed your child to play in the sand without scolding them even once and not stopping them from doing so fearing any health issue? Being parents, it’s not possible and not easy too because most of the parents are quite worried regarding their child’s health, fearing breathing issues or skin infections. But there’s nothing to worry about now as research has proved that activities like scooping up wet sand, feeling it in palms, writing or making patterns in the sand pit can work wonders for a child’s both physical and mental health. Moreover, as it is a recreational activity it helps in bringing the creative side out of your child.

Let us make you go through some of the proven benefits of making sandcastles and then you yourself can decide as to whether you should allow your child to go in sand or not.

Let us get started:

  1. Building sand castle on the beach or creating bridges is not just another normal activity but an important way to build a child’s imagination and bring the creative side of him or her. It is a good way of challenging their creativity and imagination. Sand is like a toy and the less a toy does, the more a child will have to learn. There is a lot of time of fun and learning to be explored with sand as it promotes and encourages creativity and imaginative play. It also lets them experiment all by themselves with new tools and equipments which again gives a boost to their creativity and imagination.
  2. It plays a major role in improving hand to eye coordination and also helps in physical development as when a child puts efforts to hold and grasp toys, pour sand from one bucket to another it improves his or her motor skills else children generally hold or grasp such things at home because they aren’t actually available.
  3. As playing in the sand is an outdoor activity, the child would get to interact with other kids. Learn to play with them, share toys with others which in turn would increase the level of social interaction. Being social from childhood helps in a long run in alter life too.
  4. Last but not the least, it promotes healthy upbringing. A little dirt will help the child’s immunity and make them less vulnerable to illness which being parents of course any parents would wish for.

But you need to keep certain things in mind. Like ensure the sand in the sandbox is clean and not exposed to animal excreta. Supervise them while they are playing. You too can join them in their fun moments. If the child is quite young, ensure that he/she doesn’t put sand in mouth.

All these tips are a must check while making your child play in sand. Only you being a parent can understand it.

Author :
Karunakara M Reddy

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