Product Type: ELC Outdoor Toy
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Bring the beach home
ELC Sand and Water Table
Member Name: emmad5689
ELC Sand and Water Table
Advantages: Sturdy. durable, hours of fun, accessories with it
When my eldest daughter started nursery she settled really well and when we talked to her teachers they told us that she loved the sand and would play in there for hours. We decided since we knew she like the snad so much that it was something we could buy her to have a home and we had a look for a sand pit. I found this one on Early Learning Centres website, it is one company I often look at for childrens toy as they are usually well priced and great quality and we went to our local shopping park to buy it.
The sand table cost about £40 when we bought it although it now sells at £45 but everything is going up so I guess you expect it really. The table is made of brightly colour plastic the top bit with the two troughs in being red and then the underneath is blue with green legs, the tables has a lid which is also green in colour. I think the bright colours are great as it makes your child more intersted in what it is and the table is really duarble and although we have put it away during really bad weather it is pretty weatherproof from rain and fading in the sun. The table came with instructions but it was simply a case of fitting the top to the bottom and slotting in the legs so the instructions weren't really needed.
The table doesn't come with any sand so we had to buy it seperately although we couldn't get it from Early Learning Centre but luckily Argos had some and they are next door to Mothercare. The table comes with a few toys for your child to play with in the sand although we bought a rake and a spade set as we were told that our daughter liked making patterns in the sand which we thought a rake would do not realising that there was one with the set. The set comes with a boat, star moulds, funnels, spinning wheels, a scoop, a roller and wheel set, a rake and a spade, the toys are all brightly coloured plastic and my daughter hasn't managed to break any of them.
We filled both sides of the table with sand as we didn't want her mixing the sand and water together and making more mess than she already would with the sand. We bought this in the winter months so we allowed her to play with it inside on a plastic mat and she loved it. Our daughter will play for hours filling buckets and moulds and then emptying them back out and she spent nearly all last summer coming home from school and going straight outside to play with it, not quite sure how the sand will go this year with a toddler in the garden mind.
The table is really hardwearing and it is easy to use, the lid is in two pieces and slips on from each side and the lid does manage to keep the rain and leaves etc out. We keep the table outside in the summer months and put it away in the shed in the winter and it still looks fairly new. My daughter really loves the table and she is asking for it out of the shed so I know we are going to get another years play out of it and even when she has finished with it our younger daughter will use it too so I think the price you pay is actually great value for what you get and the length of time is table it lasts. I would recommend this table just be prepared to go through quite a few bags of sand.
Summary: A great for any garden