Robinia Sand & Water Play


Where play meets physics

Sand and water play introduces a new level of playground activity – something unpredictable, something open to interpretation and invention. Best of all, it is hands on, very hands on. The sensory feeling of sand and water running through fingers is a natural draw. It brings children together to observe, contribute and learn. It is a starting point in setting goals and the problem solving involved in attaining them.

It is also an introduction into basic mechanics and physics, the excavator that lifts and swivels, the crane that grabs, the channels that transport water, and exploring the many ways of getting sand to mould into shapes. Shapes that constantly change and then revert to their original state, an endless play option. The only thing that remains, the considerable development process in the child’s ability to communicate, to think freely, be creative and to enjoy the feeling of personal achievement.

We all know the feeling of sand running through our fingers. Why? Because we’ve done it so many times as children. Sand and water simply fascinate children and they can spend hours here, fully absorbed in play. Besides being fun, playing with sand and water has a huge developmental impact on a child. Constructing things in sand, for example, gives a child a sense of success and stimulates his/her creativity. KOMPAN’s Robinia sand and water stations encourage children to play together. They learn to take turns and observe how their peers unfold their creativity. KOMPAN’s sand and water stations come in many shapes and sizes – all of them have an appealing look that awakens the curiosity in children.