Inspired by the unique shape of honeycomb, this kit includes the Hex Tray (SUN101) and the height adjustable Stand (SUN102). A fun exploratory play tray and stand for open ended play. The contents of this kit may vary. For up to date contents information please see the table below. Our Hex Tray is an open ended plastic tray in a natural beige colour. The hexagonal shape is inspired by the shape of honeycomb. This moulded plastic tray is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. The Hex Tray features UV stable plastic which is fade resistant. Although as with all outdoor suitable products it is best to store inside when not in use to prolong the life of the product. This tray is excellent for messy play, mini worlds, painting and exploratory play. The Hex Tray can be used on a table top, on the floor or with our metal stand.
The tray measures 80cm wide x 89cm long x 7cm high. Up to 6 children can play at one time and the hexagonal, honeycomb shape can be tessellated. The tray is suitable for use for children and babies from birth. Excellent for use in early childhood education services as well as in schools, this Hex Tray will provide unlimited opportunities for learning and fun. The included metal Hex Stand is designed for use with our Hex Tray. The Hex Stand is height adjustable. It can be used at 35cm high and 50cm high. Simple assembly is required and the high can be adjusted with the push button on each metal pole. The Hex Stand features a grey powder coated finish.
This stand is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Although as with all outdoor suitable products it is best to store inside when not in use to prolong the life of the product. If left outdoors water may seep inside the stand and it may rust from the inside, so it is always best to store indoors and out of the weather. Play is an important part of early childhood. Exploratory play and inquiry based learning encourages children to learn, develop and grow whilst they have fun. Children are encouraged to explore, investigate and develop ideas and hypothesis. They can test their ideas, and find new ways of building, creating, drawing, thinking etc. The use of open ended resources promote exploratory and investigative play as well as inquiry based learning. Creativity and imagination is developed through new ways of thinking. Often social skilled are built through team work, and language and communication skills improve. Perseverance is developed as children keep exploring and investigating their surroundings. Children will become more confident and develop a stronger sense of identity through play. Play encourages children to learn, develop and grow whilst they have fun. Exploratory play is a wonderful part of STEM and STEAM activities.