Sand play and Therapy-Sand play and how it has been used for many years for therapy. Ideas for sand play.

What is sand therapy? Effectiveness of sand play in development. Table of experiences and intended learning outcomes.


There is no right way to play with sand. It invites participation, it permits children to make and teat hypotheses, it stretches the imagination, and it provides a soothing sensory experience and is an excellent avenue for children to learn physical, cognitive and social skills. Because sand play is open ended, the child determines the direction and path of his own play. According to Piaget 1945 children have an inner drive to build an understanding of their World as they explore and interact with materials. Concepts about how the World works, are built gradually, and become increasingly complex as the child enters a rich learning environment and exercises his or her freedom to play.

A 2 hour Certificate of Completion is issued for this workshop.