All types of play are essential for children’s development and early learning, including ‘Messy Play’.
Messy Play is an important part of early education, It offers many opportunities for learning as well as fostering your child’s curiosity, whilst developing imagination and creativeness, to make own decisions and build concentration.
Messy Play helps your child improve hand-eye coordination by practising the skills of pouring, measuring, and mixing. A key feature of Messy Play is that children are given the freedom to explore and play with different materials in their own way, without any end goal such as to build or make something. This allows young children to make their own discoveries using their senses, curiosity and knowledge.
During Messy Play children will get to play with many materials including; sand, water, dough, mud, paint, jelly, and other safe materials.
The benefits of messy play:
- Develops creativity.
- Practices good concentration.
- Nurtures early form of writing.
- Supports ability to play independently.
- Strengthens body control.
- Fosters curiosity and experimentation.
- Stimulates imagination.
- Creates understanding of the senses.
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