Sensory tables allow children to explore new ideas and use their senses to make observations. They can feel the sand and water at the table, they can see how water and sand move to fill the container they're in, and they can hear what it sounds like when water falls into different sized containers.
These tables also help students learn the foundations for math and science concepts, such as volume, density, measurement, and states of matter. When using this table with a friend or teacher, they can also build their vocabulary and turn-taking skills. In addition to these academic and social skills, children also practice their coordination buy pouring sand and water into narrow containers.