Messy Play

Messy play contributes enormously to the development of a child’s cognitive and creative abilities. It allows a child to explore their senses by providing the opportunity to pour, mix, squeeze and squelch materials not normally available to them. Also, not having to produce something in particular, leaves a child free to explore all sorts of possibilities. It taps into a child’s curiosity about the world around them and feeds their irresistible urge to try new things out and experiment. In short, the benefits that messy play bring to a child’s development is extensive.

Messy Play can help children to:

  • Relax
  • Express their feelings
  • Experiment
  • Learn about texture
  • Develop hand-eye coordination
  • Practice skills of pouring, mixing and measuring

At Enfys Hapus Nursery, Messy Play involves children using a wide range of safe substances and materials including:

  • Paint
  • Glue
  • Sand and water
  • Food
  • Mud
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