Hand Crafted Medium Size Play Tray
This is our custom made Medium Size Play Tray. It’s perfect for so many different types of play, you are really only limited by your own imagination!
This is the same rectangular design as our classic large play tray. It is perfect for a variety of different play set ups as it is such an open ended resource.
This tray’s size and shape was designed and inspired after many years of teaching to support children to succeed within their learning spaces with other children and have positive play experiences as they develop early social play skills.
This play tray is fabulous for setting up invitations for play and learning tables for siblings and classrooms because children can comfortably have one tray each at the table as they engage in shared and individual learning experiences.
Did you know that developmentally toddlers and babies haven't developed the ability to share and engage in play with other children?
A 1-2 year old hasn't yet developed the skills and capacity for this and that's completely appropriate for their age and development - which is why you often see toddlers say things like "it's mine!" Or refuse to share - they are at an age where they engage in solitary play (on their own), onlooker play (observing others but not playing with them) and parallel (side by side) play and aren't yet capable of playing cooperatively with another child and their social behaviours will reflect their egocentric thinking.
Having resources available like this medium sized play tray can facilitate your child's play and learning and will help them to develop through the various 6 stages of play (according to learning theorist Parten there are 6 stages of play in early childhood) so they can succeed during their play whilst also having expectations that align with their stage of development.
We also love to use this play tray for our playroom shelves to present learning resources and toys in an aesthetically pleasing and welcoming way for play.
The price is for one medium sized custom made wooden play tray only (other products pictured here are not included and are shown here only as examples of how the tray can be set up).
Please note our play trays are custom made and hand crafted from start to finish in our own work shop. Our play trays are made to order so please be prepared to wait approximately 2-5 business days from time of purchase for it to be made and be shipped. We currently have 5 play trays made and in stock ready for immediate dispatch.
All play trays are a wooden product which means each one will be unique with its own wood grain, knots and general look. Your product will not look exactly like this pictured tray as it will have it will have its own individual natural characteristics. Refunds and returns will not be given on this basis as it is part of purchasing a natural wooden product and the tray’s aesthetics are not a fault of the product.
To care for your play tray and ensure it lasts a long time we recommend you service your play tray with your choice of a child safe/food grade oil/finish as needed such as beeswax or coconut oil. This will help to maintain its surface and also to prevent your tray from drying out and getting damaged and cracking or splintering. We have not added this to trays so that you are able to decide on what you would like to use as personal preference for the lifetime of your play tray. If you would prefer we oil your product for you, we are happy to do so but please ensure you contact us and arrange this prior to purchase.
This product should be kept dry and not wet to protect and preserve the timber, it is not suitable for water play which will damage the tray.
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 play tray should be checked each time prior to use and must be discarded immediately if you find any damage, splintering or other safety concerns.
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.