The Benefits of Messy Play
encourages children to explore and be creative while helping to develop their
communication and fine motor skills.
In this month’s blog at
Steps Grimsby Ltd we look at the benefits of messy play for
children. Call us in Grimsby on 01472 352 524
for more details. What is Messy Play?
Messy play is a fantastic activity for children to develop
and learn in a fun and creative way. Some examples of these types of activities
Sand Play Painting (with
rollers, foil, fingers and more) Sensory Activities
The options are limitless but great fun and encourage
children to get creative and messy, explore new things, and express themselves.
For example, painting with rollers, their fingers, or other objects allows
youngsters to create whatever they want while developing their hand-eye
The great thing about these activities is there are no
rules. There is no one way to play with slime, to move pasta around or paint on
foil. With basic materials like sand and paint, children can experiment with no
Messy play can also help children explore themselves in
addition to new sensations. This type of activity is relaxing and can help to
combat stress which is an abstract and tricky concept for youngsters to
understand. For example, if a child is stressed, they can mould slime or
playdough, calming themselves and learning more about controlling their
Nurtures Essential Skills
Messy play can help children develop a wide range of
Communication Fine Motor
Skills Independent Play Puzzle-Solving
As there are no rules to messy play, youngsters are
allowed to create and play alongside each other. This helps to build
friendships and develop social skills as they tell their peers what they are
creating and listen to what others are doing.
These activities can also offer a space for children to
play independently. They can learn how to entertain themselves and explore and
puzzle-solve on their own. These are valuable skills for any youngster to
Find Out More
For more information about the benefits of messy play
for children, contact us at First Steps Grimsby Ltd in Grimsby today. Call us
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