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But how does this help me? You can use these graphs as a general measure of it's appropriateness for a given age and gender. While this information is generally accurate, it should not be used as an absolute answer. For instance, many dinosaur toys are purchased for boys, however, that doesn't mean that it's inappropriate for a girl who happens to like dinosaurs.
NOTE: The orange color in the charts above indicate ages that are LESS than the manufacturer suggested age. Please purchase at your discretion if your child is younger than 3 years of age.
"I use Moon Sand with clients suffering from symptoms of Trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety."
Identified Special Needs Challenges: Apraxia,
Sensory Integration Disorder,
Speech & Language Delay
"I saw a bin of moon sand used at my autistic son's school used as a behavior reinforcer....the student did her work and then was allowed to run her hands through the sand as a reward. I've found that in my sensory storytime at the library, it depends on the child's sensory issues. For some, the sand may be too smooth. For others it's just right. It holds together well for scooping and building things but a lot of the kids just interact with it sort of randomly..."experiencing" it rather than "using" it for something.
The colors are great but we mix them up too--that doesn't seem to matter to any of the kids. Sometimes fun things are "de-selected" depending on the color, but most kids play with the moon sand. We also have a bin of foam (like Floam) that we use at different times. Not quite as good (a little too sticky at times) but still appealing..."
Identified Special Needs Challenges: Apraxia,
"Moon Sand is a versatile toy. It can be used on its own or with simple props, such as pails, cups, and shovels, etc. Kids of all abilities can enjoy playing with it. I am also able to use it to teach abstract concepts, such as full/empty and in/out. I can encourage pretend play by building different types of buildings or animals with it. "
Information about Shape It! Sand 5 lb.
Posted 12/29/2013 by Momma
We gave this to our four year old son for Christmas and he LOVES the sand.. (as does my 38 year old sister!) It cleans up well. It doesn't quite have the "stick togetherness" as the Brookstone sand but he still loves it. We bought a My Little Sandbox for him to play with and that has been great in containing the sand.
Love the Shape It! SAND
Posted 12/9/2013 by Chanel T Floyd
My son and daughter absolutely love this sand! It is so fun to play with - even for me! It is not messy, and the cost is much more affordable than some other sands out there with similar texture.
I simply put it in a snap lid container the kids can play in and can store it neatly away.
Thanks for offering the product!
Activity For All Ages
Posted 11/27/2013 by Michelle Myers
I bought this Shape It! sand after I took my 4 year old on a trip to our local zoo. They had opened a new interactive playroom that included a play table full of what they called Moon Sand. My son loves sand in general, but his sandbox has gotten gross from dumping water in it to make sand sticky enough to hold a mold shape. Even with water, it the shapes did not always hold well. When we discovered this new take on sand in the activity room, I was won over immediately. He sat there for a good 30 minutes of the 45 minute play session digging, shaping, and making molds of stuff. He was so excited that his molds would so easily hold their shape after he removes them. He could did it all on his own which is a very big deal in his 4 year old world! I knew I had to find it for him. With winter coming, I thought this would be perfect for an indoor water/sand activity tub to keep him entertained for countless hours. He will be receiving this for Christmas, as will my nephew for his birthday in the beginning of December. I already know my son loves it, and will be interested to see the different ways in which my 1 year old nephew will explore/learn with it as well. I would definitely recommend this product!
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Some options back ordered. 44 units currently on order.