We attended a birthday party for a friend's child recently. At the party my daughter played with this sand table. What is a sand table? It's a little table for children where you dump out a bunch of sand and then stand back and let the fun begin. Kids can dig and play and build to their heart's content.
There is a lid to put on when kids are not using it so that rain water doesn't get into the sand. Our friends have a big beach umbrella covering theirs so that the kids don't get too much sun and the sand doesn't get too hot in warm weather.
My daughter loved playing with this toy. It was just the right height for her and her other toddler friends. My friend said they've had it for a long time, and it's become one of their favorite outdoor toys. You just need to get some shovels and buckets and maybe a couple of cars and some other fun stuff to go in it.
I love that it's a table and up off the ground. This really beats sandboxes which are fun but always require a hose-down when the play is over.
We are definitely going to buy this toy for our daughter.