When considering what to do to enhance children`s playtimes,
Especially when there is a backyard available with plenty of space to build something for kids, why not build a Sand-pit With Cover? Children love sand. Not only when this refers to the beach sand, but any sand that can be molded into castles, dug in, put into boxes and plastic containers and moved around, or whatever kids do with the sand.
Even the psychologists say that Sandpits are "good playgrounds" because they encourage children to explore possibilities such as construction, destruction, or in better terms it enhances the creativity and imagination of the children. They can learn many new things while playing and experimenting with sand.
Besides the psychological benefits that a Sand-pit with Cover provides for children, there is another advantage of having the playground for the children at home, in the backyard. This allows for children to spend more time playing as well as it gives more time to parents, who can attend to their daily routine while monitoring the kids at play. The other advantage of having a sand-pit at home is that there are only known people playing with and using the sand-pit so that the worries of infected or polluted sand are redundant. There are also numerous possibilities of combining the sand-pit with various other toys that are easily available to children if the playground is in their backyard.
The concept of a Sand-pit with Cover is that the sand contained in the pit stays there and doesn`t spill around to lawn or whatever surface is surrounding the sand-pit. The idea is very simple, really, and such playground can easily be made at home, from logs or pre-built wooden frames that are placed on the ground and filled with sand to a certain extent. Children should be able to access the sand easily, and the frames should be safe for them to sit on, so not too high. However a good sand-pit should have a lid, a cover to protect the sand when it is not in use.
Since not everybody has excellent carpenter skills, there are also many different types of Sandpits available for purchase, even online. Some are made of endurable artificial materials, and these are usually shaped as an animal or a fantasy creature, while many models are also available in wood. Of course they are available in many sizes and forms, with or without cover, but the real functionality of a children`s playground is partly provided by the lid. A Sand-pit with Cover provides a playground that is protected just as if it was inside the house.
The lid prevents the rain to fill the sand, and above all it prevents the animals to use it as a toilet. This aspect should be crucial when deciding on what kind of a sand-pit to purchase or build. Everybody wants the best for their children and hence the covered sand-pit is the only way to ensure the hygiene of the playground. With all this said, and with the proper choice of the size and the type of the playground, the Sand-pit with Cover seems to be one of those perfect and fundamental toys that children require explore and learn about the environment.