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What Exactly Is Messy Play?

- If you are wondering, “What Is Messy Play?” you are not alone.

- You may have heard the phrase "Messy Play" used over and over again.

- It is a term that you may have seen on many Facebook or Instagram pages.


Messy Play:

- Messy play can also be referred to as “Sensory Play", this references the use of all five senses.

- Messy play is exactly what it sounds like, Messy Play allows your child to make a controlled mess, where they can use their senses to explore and learn in a fun way.

- Traditionally Messy Play ingredients involve paint, sand, slime, water, clay, foam or mud.

- While the idea of making a huge mess often puts parents off, the benefits of messy play are huge and totally worth the minimal inconvenience.


What’s the difference between Messy Play and Sensory Play?

- Messy Play and Sensory Play are two terms that mean the same thing. They can be used interchangeably.

- Both are referencing the fact that children are making messes and using their bodies to feel tactile sensations.


So Does Messy Play Really Benefit A Child?

- Yes! Messy play is extremely important for a child’s development.

- Messy Play provides your child with an exciting tactile and sensory experience that inspires their curiosity.

- Messy play fosters creativity and imagination, encourages language and communication skills, practices concentration, and promotes physical development.

- Messy play also allows your child to explore the world around them.

- During Messy Play your child learns through experimentation and discovery.

- Messy Play encourages children to explore new textures and manipulate different materials through touch.

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