Product Type: ELC Outdoor Toy
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Patterns in the sand
ELC Spade and Rake
Member Name: emmad5689
ELC Spade and Rake
Advantages: Easy to handle, good price, bright colours
We bought our daughter a sand pit when she started nursery and she loved the one they had there, the teachers told us she spent ages playing in the sand and loved making patterns in it. We bought her a sand pit and some sand to go in it from Early Learning Centre and then we had a look at their selection of toys for the sand and bought her a couple.
We bought the spade and rake set as I knew she liked making patterns to I thought she would like a rake to make lines in the sand, it is nealy 2 years since we bought these and I am pretty sure they cost us £3.50 although they are £3 to buy now. The set comprises of a bold blue rake and a bright yellow spade and is supposed to be for children aged 2 and upwards although I cannot see any reason why my younger daughter couldn't play with these and she is 19 months.
The set is made of hard chuncky plastic and are about 8 inches long each, the plastic must be durable as they have been dropped on the concrete many times and they have barely even got a scratch on them.
We bought my daughter a bucket and some other little toys for the sand and she loves playing in it, she can't wait for the warmer weather so that I will get the sand pit back out for her. She makes patterns in the sand and loves to make sand castles although we do have to moisten the sand a little for this otherwise they just fall over. My daughter went for a day out to the beach last year and the tools went with her too, the spade is a quite deep compare to what her cousins were playing with which I hadn't noticed until it was next to other spades but this has never been an issue and allows her to fill her bucket quicker.
My daughter loves her sandpit and the tools to go in it and she will play outside for hours which is great as it means I can get jobs done. The tools are durable and attractive for children, they are easy to use and I think we paid a good price for them, certainly recommended.
Summary: Keeps my daughter entertained