At Early Years Resources we stock a selection of top-quality sand and water tables for kids and toddlers at affordable prices. Our selection of sand and water tables is suitable for use at home, in preschools, nurseries, children's playgroups and centres. Choose from our range of tables from leading manufacturers such as Step 2, Oasis and La Palma.
Sand and water tables allow open-ended play as your child uses his/her imagination. These sensory play tables help develop children’s fine motor skills, sensory perception, understanding of their environment, early scientific concepts, numeracy and literacy skills. Children are naturally inquisitive and our range of sand and water play tables are designed to further enhance exploration and investigation.
Our range of water tables and water trays includes coloured and transparent variations as well as tables that come with additional features such as ramps, slips, water wheels and toys.
Our selection of sand tables includes raised sandboxes, sand tables with lids, outdoor sand play tables and more!
Some of our water and sand tables come equipped with activities and accessories. We also have a selection of sand and water play outdoor toys and accessories such as buckets, moulds, scoops and play sand that perfectly complement our choice of sand and water tables.
Our sand and water trays are great for allowing children to engage in open-ended play, can be used alongside scoops, shovels and buckets for manipulative play, or can be used for scientific exploration of displacement, volume and density. Our range of sand and water trays includes transparent, clear, and sand and water trays with stands.
Our range of wooden sand and water tables feature sturdy designs making them ideal for outdoor play in the garden. Similar to our sand and water trays, our wooden sand and water tables can be used for sensory explorations, scientific discovery and even role play! Some of our wooden sand and water tables also feature single compartments, dual compartments and even weeks for easy transport!
You can put a wide variety of materials in a sand and water table for your children to play with. The sand and water table is truly versatile and can be used during playtime with materials such as water, beads, ice cubes, soap, foam, shaving cream, pasta, pebbles, sand, dirt and much more!
When deciding on which materials to use, consider the age of the children, their developmental needs and the intended learning objectives. Another consideration is safety and ensuring that you choose materials that are child-safe.
The purpose of a sand and water table in the early years is to provide children with an environment where they can engage in sensory open-ended play. Through pouring, splashing, combining and manipulating materials together they can develop their motor skills and imagination.
As children play with their friends, they will likely try and explain what they are building. This helps to develop social skills and further their language and speech abilities.
There are many benefits of water tables and trays including: