What is ‘Messy Play’ ?
Messy Play is another word for Sensory Play. As teachers, we have a background in child development. We understand the importance of not only play, but also Sensory Play and its benefits.
Below are a few key pointers as to why we love our kids to get messy!
- Sensory play helps to form neural connections in the brain. The network of connections built in your little ones brain is stimulated through exploratory play.
- Creativity- sensory materials spark imaginative processes.
- The senses ( taste, touch, hear, smell, sight ) that are stimulated during a learning task help with retaining and comprehending the activity.
- Engaging the senses calms and soothes irritable children. Especially at those tricky times of the day... bedtime!
- Language development, problem solving skills, cognitive function, fine motor and gross motor skills are fostered through sensory play.
- Scientific thinking is prompted while your child gets messy!