Finally the sun has returned to Yorkshire and no better excuse (not that we need one!) to play outside this morning. Some time on the trampoline and then the children decided on sand. Boy climbed in to the sand box and Girl was happy to work around him.
Boy experimented with tipping and pouring the sand. I asked 'what does it feel like?' He replied 'Runny.' I said 'like water?' and he said 'yes a bit but not wet, it's cold.'
He's using the vocabulary he knows to describe the properties of sand and how it moves - likening it to water, but realising it isn't a liquid. He's drawing on his experience of playing with sand in the past to make these statements.