Personally we love messy play but a lot of people avoid doing it at home because of the obvious – it’s messy! Yes it’s true, engaging in this form of play with young children in your home can be overwhelming, especially for the more OCD minded of us but with an extensive list of benefits for your child, we urge you to give it a try.
From a single messy play experience your child is actively developing their hand eye coordination, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, spacial awareness, muscle strength, body control and balance.
Messy play enables your child to develop their creativity and enhance their language and learning. It creates opportunities that inspires their natural curiosity and encourages exploration of textures providing them with a unique sensory experience.
Who knew that by plonking your child in a tray of cold spaghetti you could do so much good!