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Yellow Sand - Sensory Base

Yellow Sand - Sensory Base

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Yellow Sensory Sand

Our coloured play sand is safe for play, having been sourced carefully, washed and screened specifically for children’s play purposes.

Our coloured sand is carefully dyed by hand, made  by staff in our workshop at The Play Emporium, ensuring quality and safety with all ingredients hand selected, measured and mixed from start to finish. 

Sand has been coloured by hand using food grade colouring ingredients for sensory play and should be kept dry or colours will transfer. Available in 250g, 500g and 1kg.

Purchase 5 or more sensory bases together from this collection and use the code SENSORY at the check out and you will receive 20% off your selected sensory bases. 

Why is sensory play important?

Research shows opportunities to engage in sensory play support children's learning and development in many ways. The following are some key benefits sensory play provides:

  • It's engaging and fun!
  • Children want to play, explore and investigate through their sensory play
  • Promoting cognitive growth and brain development - growing nerves in the brain and building stronger neural pathways.
  • Developing fine and gross motor skills
  • Supports children to engage in age appropriate mindfulness activities and to regulate - calming them when they become anxious or frustrated
  • Improved memory skills
  • Supports children to develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity.
  • Supports children to develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesizing, researching and investigating
  • Provides opportunities for children to transfer and adapt what they learned from one context to another
  • Promoting language development
  • Encouraging scientific thinking and problem solving
  • Opportunities for self discovery
  • Children are intrinsically inspired and motivated to play
  • Increases attention span
  • Sensory play is also very beneficial for children on the Autism Spectrum and sensory processing disorder 


Warning: Choking hazard. This product is only suitable for children aged 3 years old and above. This product is not to be used with children under 3 years of age or children who put items/objects into their mouths as it contains small parts which can be a choking hazard.

Direct parental supervision is required during play and use of this product. The sensory base should be checked each time prior to use and must be discarded immediately if you find any safety concerns. This product should be kept dry and should be stored in an airtight container in a cool place such as a cupboard. If stored dry, appropriately and taken care of, this sensory base will last a very long time.

Disclaimer and Child Safety:

The Play Emporium does not take any responsibility or liability in any damages, injury, accident or illness that occurs from or during use of toys and products sold: The purchaser of all products agrees that it is the parent and/or guardian of the child's responsibility to ensure all products and toys are in safe to use condition and parents and/or guardians are to directly supervise children at all times and ensure the safety of children and all others using our products and toys.

If products and toys show any sign of damage or safety concerns they should be discarded immediately. Our toys and products should not be used for any other purpose or in any other way than what they are intended for. Only children aged 3 years and older and who do not put items in their mouth during play should be allowed to play with any products and toys sold by The Play Emporium.