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3 Reasons to Own a Green Turtle Sandbox

Posted by Joe Sloan on

Summer is right around the corner, which is great news for kids but leaves the problem of keeping them entertained. The Green Turtle Sandbox has been a staple of childhood fun and memories for generations. The Green Turtle Sandbox is a blast for children of all ages and parents will even find themselves back in the sandbox. Here at Jurassic PlaySand we have seen about every type of sandbox and here are three reasons we love the Little Tikes Green Turtle Sandbox. 1. An Investment That Will Last For Years We know how frustrating it can be to buy a...

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At what age can your baby begin to play in the sandbox?

Posted by Jerry Bergosh on

There are so many benefits to sand play, from developing arm and hand motor skills, to feeling different textures. It also is a great way to encourage social skills such as sharing. 'How early is too early' is a question I've been asked countless times over my 25 years of selling play sands, as well as being a geologist for 42 years (read about my credentials) and a Dad. So I agree with the recommendation that children can begin to play in the sandbox at 12 months old and base this on two primary sources: the US Consumer Product Safety Commission publication Age Determination Guidelines: Relating Children's...

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Why I Became a Sand Geologist

Posted by Jerry Bergosh on

First let me introduce myself, my name is Jerry Bergosh, and I've been a geologist for 42 years and have been selling playsand for 25 of those years. Sand has played a large role throughout my life; below I chronologically organized my life and how I came to where I am now. I hope you enjoy. 1937-47It all started with my Mom. She grew up in a big city, married my Dad who was from a very small town in western PA. As newlyweds during the Great Depression, they lived with my Dad’s family as he worked in the coal mines and...

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Why Sand is Not Dirt

Posted by Jerry Bergosh on

I’ve been asked this question countless times – and even yesterday – over my 25 years of selling play sands as well as my 42 years as a geologist (read about my credentials). My specialty is analyzing sand from hot and dry deserts to the most beautiful beaches in the world, and the question that keeps coming up is, ‘Isn’t sand dirt’? No. Sand is not dirt or made from dirt! Many people assume sand is dirt and the geologist in me begs to differ. The confusion stems from the fact that the basic ingredients of dirt are; clay, silt, loam, and sand with the percentage of...

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New Study Showcases that Children Benefit More from Natural Play Over Expensive Playsets

Posted by Jerry Bergosh on

The first sentence of an April 11th Media release from the University of British Columbia caught The Jurassic Sandman's attention.  It read, 'Adding natural elements like sand, bricks, and bamboo can transform a dull outdoor play scape into an imaginative playground for children and even reduce depression signs', according to a new UBC study. Above are some examples of how play spaces can be designed to reflect the unique character of a place, contribute to the overall feeling of a play space and differentiate one play environment from another. The study lasted six months and 'involved adding sand, grasses and water...

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