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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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How much sand does a Green Turtle Sandbox Need?

Posted by Joe Sloan on

Much like the Radio Flyer Wagon and Lincoln Logs, the Little Tikes Green Turtle is an iconic childhood toy. Despite its familiarity, many ask how much sand is needed for their Green Turtle sandbox to be fully enjoyed. This is a common question we at Jurassic PlaySands get asked. We know it can be confusing hearing about the manufacturer's recommended amount (150 pounds) as opposed to the max capacity (300 pounds). In order to be enjoyed for years and generations to come, we've compiled recommended amounts of sand as your child grows: Children between the ages of 1-2 require 50...

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