I was first introduced to Kinetic Sand while studying for my undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education. I remember a professor talking about how she’d used in a classroom with students to have them practice their letters in a way that children who are more tactile or hands-on learners – now that I have three toddlers of my own, I have a new appreciation for just how incredible this product is and why I think every mom needs to have some of this stuff in their closet of toddler friendly activities!
Before I get into my favorite benefits of Kinetic Sand, let me answer the question you are all asking.
What is Kinetic Sand?
Kinetic Sand is a product that can be molded without easily losing its shape. It has the texture of wet sand but is not messy and is non-toxic. Since it is non-toxic it is great for children, but adult supervision is strongly recommended.
What’s so AMAZING about Kinetic Sand?
Imagine you are playing with a sand-filled stress ball. This same sense of calm you receive while playing with the stress ball applies when playing with kinetic sand. This semi-mess-free activity will give your toddlers hours of quiet playtime. Just be sure to supervise your children while playing in the sand, because it definitely can get messy if you are not actively playing with your children.
Due to its moldability, Kinetic Sand is the perfect product for multiple role-playing experiences.
Does your child love trucks? Create a big sand pit for him or her to drive the trucks through.
Does your child love water? Check out this floating kinetic sand, it’s perfect for the water-loving toddler in your life.
Learning Letters? Practice writing your name in the sand.
Truly the possibilities are endless!
Fine Motor Skill Development
One of the things I love about Kinetic Sand is that your children will be learning and also strengthen skills without even knowing it. As your children mold and shape the sand they will be developing hand strength. You can also have your children create shapes, or practice scooping and pouring the sand, all these activities help them develop!
What are you waiting for? Go get some Kinetic Sand!