We all know how much fun messy play can be, but it’s also an incredibly valuable learning experience too. We find it very useful to imagine what’s going on from the children’s point of view…
“Exploring with playdough and other messy play resources like foam or food, helps me to develop my fine motor control and build up muscles and coordination in my hands and fingers. I will need to learn these when I learn to write”
“When I get messy, I have been showing curiosity, determination, persistence, imagination and confidence”
“Our mud kitchen is so much fun! I use all my senses, which is so important for my development. It also helps me use my imagination and practise playing with my friends nicely!”
“We are learning all the time! Sometimes this means we get a bit messy!”
“I am practising really hard to roll up my sleeves when I wash my hands. I am often excited to get back to my work so sometimes my sleeves area bit soggy”
Says it all really, doesn’t it?