Wee Care Day Nurseries…Why we actively promote messy play

Wee Care Day Nurseries…Why we actively promote messy play

As you all know children love to get messy. Some more than others, but why is messy play so important in your child’s development ?

“Despite appearances, messy play can make an enormous contribution to babies’ and young children’s cognitive and creative development.”

Messy play involves:

  • „ Children using all their senses in the process of exploration, especially the sense of touch
  • „ Offering children plenty of opportunity to mould and manipulate materials
  • „ Not having a focus on making or producing something.

This sort of play is important because its lack of a focus on making or producing something leaves the child free to explore all sorts of possibilities. It taps into children’s innate curiosity about the world around them and their strong desire to explore and find out more.

 

 

 

 

Posted by Phil on October 7, 2014

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