Benefits of Messy Play and a Get Messy Class

September 7, 2016

 

Messy Play is a vital part of early education and Get Messy Classes offers many opportunities for learning. Get Messy allows children from a very early age to grow in key development areas: Physical, Communication & Language, Personal, Emotional & Social and Creative.

 

 

 

How DO Children Develop & Grow in these Areas in a Get Messy Class?

 

 

Physical Development: Elements of Get Messy will give children tools to develop & practice eye hand coordination; such as pouring and spooning. Practicing writing in shaving cream or sand will develop fine motor skills. Other areas will provide the opportuntity for children to compare textures and temperatures such as cold, smooth, rough, hard and soft. Also, while respecting each other's personal space (and not painting each other), children will gain an understanding of their own body space.

 

 

 

Communication & Language: During a Get Messy class, children will be encouraged to use words and gestures to explain their actions e.g. how things feel and they will learn to take turns with their peers.  Get Messy will also have a theme each week which will include a letter in some activities and this leads to understanding the symbolic nature of written language.

 

 

Personal, Emotional and Social Development: There is no "right" way for children to do messy play which builds self-confidence and self-esteem and through messy play, children can develop concentration, problem-solving and planning. Working with others fosters self-respect and respect for others. It also presents opportunities for making relationships.

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Development: Children are given endless opportunities with a variety of materials to build imagination and creativity. Through sensory experiences, they are able to respond to what they see, hear, feel, touch and smell. They will express their feelings and thoughts through color, texture, shapes and forms in two and three dimensions.

 

 

 

If you would like your child to have this fabulous experience at a Get Messy Class and help their devolpment from when they can sit, please complete the booking form here.

 

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