Children learn through play, and sand is no different. While playing with sand you give children the freedom to explore, create, and ask questions. You don't need to go to the beach to explore the sand, you can have your own sandbox at home, scooping and raking helps with fine motor skills , hand and eye co ordinations. Children love sand so it creates a great gathering place at the beach or park. It encourages children to communicate, work together, share, be creative and watch other children being creative.