Create patterns by swinging the pendulum in different directions.
The sand pendulum is one of the most enticing activities, where children can independently do everything by themselves. They do not want to lose control of the cup, and love swinging it the way they like, in different directions. Children can even adjust the length of the thread, change the type of cup and control the amount of sand to form extremely interesting patterns with different combinations of their own liking
Following the pendulum's motion improves visual tracking skills in children, which is useful for reading and sports. As they push and pull the cup or the string, adjust the length of the string and change the volume of sand in the cup, they understand the concepts of speed, force, motion and repeated motion as well as the impact of their actions based on the sand patterns formed. Pulling the pendulum without upsetting the cup is challenging for children and helps in the process of developing dexterity.
Once children are done with this toy, they can begin to explore other areas of development (See How).
Set includes a U shaped stand, conical bowl connected with thread which can be suspended on the stand, 2 triangle shaped boxes to hold the powder, 1 spare wooden pointer to create patterns on the sand / powder, 1 plastic mat, rangoli powder and a detailed assembly manual all packed in a Skola Doodle box.
Size of assembled stand: 54 cm x 20 cm 50 cm (ht)
Once children have learnt how to operate the sand pendulum, they try moving it in different ways and directions, with varying speeds. They try to analyze the outcome as well as the type of pattern the pendulum produces every time.