This super fun set comes complete with 1.5 pounds of Sands Alive!, 2 Cake Molds, Cupcake Mold, 2 Ice Cream Cones, Ice Cream Scoop, Cake Server and Play Tray.
What is Sensory Play?
Sensory play includes any activity that stimulates a child’s senses: touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing. Sensory play has an important role in development. It’s not just children who have difficulty with sensory integration who can benefit from sensory play, all children benefit from sensory play.
Why is Sensory Play Important?
Sensory activities facilitate exploration and naturally encourage children to use scientific processes while they play. Play that helps stimulate the senses helps children develop cognitively, linguistically, socially and emotionally, physically and creatively. Sensory play helps children to develop and improve their gross and fine motor skills, coordination and concentration. Sensory play also has a calming effect on children.
My girls are age three and six and they love sensory play activities from putty to play dough. We started using different sensory play sand consistencies when we purchased kinetic sand several years ago and while our oldest daughter loved it, Bob and I were having a hard time cleaning it up after use. The loose sand would get everywhere almost as if we had lived near the beach! Last year we tried Sands Alive! and we were all hooked. I am not quite sure how to explain the consistency of this soft sand that only contains natural, non toxic and organic ingredients, but it shapes and molds perfectly and bacteria will never grow on it.
Sands Alive! keeps creating new and cool new sensory play sets and set the bar high for my two girls with their new Candy Shoppe set. My girls love anything that has to do with candy and making their own sweets with Sands Alive! play sand has been so much fun for them. The set includes 1.5 lbs of play sand with plastic molds of cakes, cupcakes, and ice cream cones so your child feels like they are operating a delightful sweet shoppe. This has been hours of fun and the girls can play together and it’s easy to clean. Unlike other sensory sand we have used, I don’t feel like we are slowly losing the sand after each play. This is perfect sensory play for children age three and up. Highly recommended!
Check out the Sands Alive! website for many great play sand kits available including glow in the dark and many colorful options.
For optimal play remove Sands Alive! from the plastic bag and loosen it up with your hands as the compound comes compressed. Allow it to sit in the open air for 12 – 24 hours for it to become light and fluffy. The more you play with Sands Alive! the faster and fluffier it becomes.
Sands Alive! Sweet Shoppe comes complete with:
- 1.5 pounds of Sands Alive!
- 2 cake molds, cupcake mold
- 2 ice cream cones
- Ice cream scoop
- Cake server
- Play tray
About SANDS ALIVE!
- Will Never Dry Out
- Non Toxic
- Bacteria Free
- Soft To The Touch
- Easy to Mold
- Will Hold its Shape
Interested in another sensory play compound? Check out “Floof”! From the makers of Sands Alive, this new compound looks like snow, feels like a marshmallow and molds like clay. It’s amazing.
List Price: $ 29.99 (Available through Amazon Prime)