There was high excitement when the truck bearing a load of sand arrived at preschool.
Three terms' worth of digging to China, making traps and building rivers and damns had slowly depleted our sand supply.
Ah, the allure of fresh new sand.
Let the stomping begin!
Attending to the maintenance needs of a preschool while the kids are present is a wonderful way of involving children in new experiences - experiences which are often then carried over into their play.
Whether it is a plumber fixing taps or a handyman fixing the lock on the shed - each visit provides an opportunity for the children to interact with, and learn from people in their local community.