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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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Celebrating the Anniversary of Our New Website

Posted by Jerry Bergosh on

  Here at Jurassic Sands we have been busy over the past year updating our website with new features to make it the most convenient and secure shopping experience. We would like to celebrate and highlight a few features with our fantastic customers.We have implemented a new calculator that can tell you how much sand you will need for any sandbox, sand and water table, sensory bin, or any other container for your sand. The calculator has the ability to calculate the sand needed for rectangular and circular containers. You can view the new calculator here! Clearly we have started...

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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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Hound dog accidentally runs half-marathon, comes in seventh

Posted by Jerry Bergosh on

The Jurassic Sandman and Robin want to give a high four (dogs have 4 toes) shout out to the tan bloodhound - turned half-marathoner - Ludivine in Alabama.  Way to go hound dog! Ludivine, joined the runners at the start line of the 13.1 mile race by accident and ran the whole distance. Best of all, she finished 7th overall, and was the first place 'female' finisher! If she had been a border collie all of the runners would have finished together. According to runners in the lead pack, Ludivine stopped during the race to sniff roadkill, play with another dog...

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Black Sand Dune Found On Mars

Posted by Jerry Bergosh on

  This is a photo of a black sand dune discovered on Mars. The sand dune is between 15-20 feet tall. Similar to the Shifting Sands in Tanzania and the Black Beaches of Hawaii, but both are lighter than the newly discovered sand on Mars.  This photo was taken by the Curiosity rover driving along on its way to Mount Sharp (its primary target), making it the first active dune to ever be visited on another planet! Here is the path Curiosity has taken since landing in 2012. The rover is currently stationed at Namib dune for a few weeks; sampling the dune, using...

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