This wooden sand tray is a great way to encourage children to begin writing in a fun and stimulating way. Children can use the wooden pencil style stylus to write in the colourful sand. Sensory writing is a wonderful way for a child to learn to write. It is not only fun for children but, feeling their fingers or their pen moving through the sand as they form letters, numbers, shapes or patterns strengthens muscle memory.
The writing takes on dimension with channels as compared to writing on a flat surface. The dips and grooves formed when writing give a child a heightened experience of the letter, number or pattern, this combined with making the sound of the letter while writing helps with connection and retention.
This set comes with picture cards that have words, numbers and letters. These slot neatly into the top holding them in an upright position for the children to copy. You can also add your own such as the child's name or things you would like them to learn.Best fine motor skills