Did I write about the pump table yet? Our center has been working on an outdoor classroom – making the environment much more natural. We have trees and plants now and other wonderful things. I wanted to have a water table with a working pump, and initially it worked wonderfully! We had some great large-motor development from the toddlers up to the school-age children.
*sigh* I’ve been on vacation for a while, and during that time the pump stopped working. Today I took it apart to see that the inside was CLOGGED with sand. It’s cleaned out now and moved to a spot further from the sandbox, but don’t forget that children treat things a bit rougher than you expect. (I thought this would be pretty indesructable. Shows what I know.)