Kids Adore Haba Sand Toys For Active Play At Home Or The Shore

Posted by Andrea Elliott on May 29th 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: KidStuff Public Relations Lisa Orman • 608-767-1102 All Under $10, Keep Little Hands Busy Digging, Building & Pretending Skaneateles, NY (March 12, 2012) – Ever notice that some of the best things about childhood involve sand? There's sandals, sandwiches, Mr. Sandman and of course the sandbox. HABA, makers of European crafted toys that stir emerging imaginations, has added eight new sand toys to their 2012 collection in time for spring and summer playdates. Digging in the sand never seems to lose its magic. Kids get physical, fresh air and caught up in old- fashioned fun. It's been said that kids that play with their hands focus and relax their minds much like knitting or woodworking does for adults. Sand toys like HABA's sand drill, mason’s trowel or sand shaker allow little ones to daydream, build and interact with playmates nearby. Budding engineers, architects and artists may have gotten their start sitting in a big pile of sand with a few toys. How about future chefs? Since food is never too far from a child's mind, food-inspired sand toys like pizza bakery, candies, fancy cake and even sausages (HABA's toymakers hail from Germany, after all!) have been incorporated into their 2012 collection of active toys. Listed below are six fun items available now at specialty stores and online shops. All sand toys are designed for children ages 3 and older. Best of all, toys are priced affordably from a few dollars to no more than $10! Download Press Release (pdf)