The 10 Best Sensory Tables

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This wiki has been updated 28 times since it was first published in August of 2015. Whether in a preschool or your own home, these sensory tables give little ones the opportunity to play in sand, water, and other materials without making too much of a mess. The children will think they are just having a fine old time, but you'll know that it's helping them develop their tactile, visual and auditory senses. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Step2 Showers

2. Simplay3 Kids Bench

3. Contender 2-N-1

Editor's Notes

April 04, 2019:

Providing appropriate options for schools, camps, and multiple-child households was a priority while compiling this list, which is why many of the options featured here can accommodate two or more kids at a time. Most sensory tables are crafted for use with sand, water, and other potentially messy materials, so we sought out sets that come with details that make the cleanup process run a bit faster, such as drains and lids. Multi-functional items like the Contender 2-N-1 and the Simplay3 Kids Bench, which can be used as a desk and seating, respectively, were chosen due to their versatility. Finally, it's important to note that no matter the age recommendation of the product in question, children should always be supervised during sensory playtime.

4. Jonti-Craft 2872JC See-Thru

5. Little Tikes Spiralin' Seas

6. Neptune Sand and Water

7. ECR4Kids Play Center

8. Step2 Big Splash

9. Wood Designs WD11810

10. Step2 Naturally Playful

Taber Koeghan
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