Safe Play Sand

Until my research-oriented husband brought me up to date, I had no idea that SAND could be anything but safe, did you?   He found that the sandbox sand generally available has notable levels of airborne asbestos, silica, and other environmental contaminants, (elements you do NOT want your child breathing in as they pour the sand, especially with the history of asthma we had in our family!) and then went to work finding a ‘safe’ source. The result five years ago was the biggest dump truck in the universe showing up with their minimum order – 18 cubic yards!   Our uber-sandbox held 6 c.yds., (6′x8′x 4′ deep!), and then he began the selling off of the remainder.  This now-annual event allows a wide range of local families to stock their sandboxes for the year with the cleanest, safest sand available!

You probably are familiar with the wonderful benefits of a sandbox for your little and middle-size ones – once you supervise them past the tasting stage :) , they will pour, pound, pat, scoop, shovel, swirl, mound, fill, dig, push, sculpt and craft for endless happy hours.  Since kids are wiring their computers (brains) with every tactile & sensory experience they can find, sand delights & serves them at every level.  So will your tired toes when you can’t resist scrunching them in too!  (I speak from experience.)

So-Today, Friday 6/11, the big ‘ole dump truck is going to dump a ginormous load (as my kids say) of this washed & naturally-occurring sand in our parking lot (no sharp, dust-generating ‘fractured edges’ of commercially ground construction sand here!).  You can email Chris (ccb1@umich.edu) directly to reserve your own little summer oasis  (and arrange a p/u time), or leave a msg. at Indigo Forest for a call-back (734.994.8010).  Five-gallon buckets to multiple yards, word-of-mouth already has about half of it pre-sold, and it’s expected to be gone by mid-next week.  We really want our loyal Indigo Forest fans to have the best, so don’t dilly-dally if you want a sandbox this summer!

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