While going to water bodies, do you allow children to play in water and sand?

India
April 26, 2013 3:18am CST
When I go with my family to any water body like ocean, river, water falls etc., though I may not allow the children to go deep into the water, I do allow them to play in the water nearby and also in the sand. I feel it gives them immense pleasure especially in the childhood . Do you allow your children to play in the water and sand?
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• India
26 Apr 13
Swarnaji We go to Puri sea beach usually with son, daughter in law and grand kids, the grand kids love making sand homes and play there, i have enjoyed bathing there; kalyani will never, some guys take pictures of women in wet clothes.
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• India
28 Apr 13
you are right. After the mobiles have come, ladies should be very careful.
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• India
28 Apr 13
• United States
27 Apr 13
I see no reason to not let your children play in the water and sand. It's a good idea to not let them go in too deep, which is what you do, and make sure you're watching them, especially younger children. I don't see how it can harm them. They're only children once.
• India
28 Apr 13
Some people restrict their children saying that the dirty water and dirty sand will bring infection. But I feel the children should develop immunity from childhood.
@Angelpink (4022)
• Philippines
27 Apr 13
Hi ! I believed children must be allowed to play water and sand with the supervision of the adults. All children even big ones love to play in water and sand. It gives children the chance to explore and experienced nature . This also allows the children to have socialization with other children. The laughters of the kids here are very priceless !
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• India
28 Apr 13
This shows how much you enjoy to see the little ones play in the water and sand. The atmosphere will be divine there.
@viju0410 (2286)
• India
26 Apr 13
Hi, Not only chldren, i also enjoy being in water or play with sand. Oh, just the other day i was playing in the sand with few little kids in our locality's park where they have dumped sand, cement and stones for the purpose of making the road inside the colony. usually i am with the kids to take care and to stop them whenever required as they only know how to enjoy but they can't understand how much deep/far or near they can be allowed.
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• India
28 Apr 13
Correctly said. Children do not know the risks and dangers accompanying their play. Elders should be watchful.
@Archie0 (4669)
26 Apr 13
I think it is good to let them enjoy the place where we take them. Taking children to beach and not allowing them to play near water or in sand makes no sense to take them there. I would definitely allow my children to enjoy the place they are in. But i will surely watch over them. We should let children free so that they are not under burden and also get out of their comfort zone, i would not mind a bruise or cut at this, they tend to learn when they fall.
• India
27 Apr 13
'They tend to learn when they fall', this is what my husband always says when I am afraid of leaving them free. You are right ArchieO, taking them to beach and not allowing them to play does not carry any sense. Have a good day.
@kalav56 (11502)
• India
26 Apr 13
Why talk of childhood? I still would love to wade in knee deep water, scream with delight when a huge wave rushes in to drench me up to my hips and also splash around in a waterfall; but I am scared of depth and I get a bit perturbed when I see a vast expanse of water. I love only shallow streams and rivulets or crystal clear waterfalls with mild force. I always warn children to be careful of water and would not allow them deep in but I don’t mind playing around in a safe manner. Who does not like it?
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• India
27 Apr 13
Vav! I could see the child in you Kalav. Even I am like that. When my husband says enough of playing, I will say two more waves and make it 10 waves. Unfortunately in Bangalore, there are no rivers and beaches. When we go to Chennai, beach outing is a must for me.