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The Importance of Sensory Play

Children are wired to receive and utilise sensory input. The senses are their most natural and basic way to explore, process and come to understand new information. Sensory play is important because it allows children to explore through experience. It is important to extend these sensory experiences by talking with children about what they are sensing, giving them language tools. When children learn using their senses they build neurological pathways associated with each one. Sensory intake and processing become easier to use. As children are better able to use their senses, they are better able to learn through their senses.

 Play is the highest form of research ~ Albert Einstein

All of the materials used in Messy Play classes encourage each child to use each of their senses such as, taste, touch, smell, sight and sound whilst having fun. Your child can experiment with materials commonly found at home but in a new and exciting way.

Benefits for Children

It comes as no surprise that sensory play has been proven beneficial for children by child psychologists and therapists.  It offers many developmental benefits for learning.  Most children enjoy Messy Play and it has been proven that children learn effectively whilst having fun in play.

Benefits for Adults

We know at Messy Play how difficult it can be to allow the little ones at home to “get messy”. We hear time and time again “He loves to paint but I just don’t have the time” or “She absolutely loves playdough but I can’t face hours peeling it off the floor”. Well at Messy Play we look after all the planning, preparation and clean-up for you! It really is a mess without stress class. Our classes are friendly and relaxed meaning you could make some new friends too!

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Messy Play Activities

All of the materials used in our classes encourage each child to use each of their senses such as, taste, touch, smell, sight and sound whilst having fun. Your child can experiment with materials commonly found at home but in a new and exciting way

  • PAINT

    Dipping a brush into colourful paint begins your child’s journey toward a finished masterpiece, but it’s the process rather than the resulting picture that’s important and interesting. As children move a paintbrush across a surface they develop cognitively, emotionally…

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    WATER

    Splish, Splash Splosh Water play fosters learning in all developmental areas. It provides opportunities for children to experiment with math and science concepts, strengthen their physical skills, advance their social and emotional skills, and enhance language development

  • SAND PLAY

    There is no right way to use sand. It invites participation; it stretches the imagination; it provides a potentially soothing sensory experience; and it is an excellent avenue for children to learn physical, cognitive, and social skills. Because sand…

  • GLOOPY GLOOP

    Fantastic for promoting curiosity, investigation and exploration for babies and toddlers. Gloop is a fascinating, curious substance that has properties of both a liquid and a solid.

  • SENSORY TRAY

    Children are provided with sensory materials used to enhance their senses of touch, sight, taste, smell, and hearing. The use of sensory materials allows children the opportunity for hands-on and self-directed play to encourage the development

  • PLAY DOUGH

    Home-made or bought, play-dough can provide hours of fun and learning. It encourages creativity, fosters social, emotional and physical development and extends children’s language and literacy, all at the same time!

  • RAINBOW RICE

    Children are provided with sensory materials used to enhance their senses of touch, sight, taste, smell, and hearing. The use of sensory materials allows children the opportunity for hands-on and self-directed play to encourage the development of the following

  • SPAGHETTI PLAY

    Fantastic for promoting curiosity, investigation and exploration for babies and toddlers. One of the ultimate sensory play materials for the youngest of babies to the older pre-schooler, spaghetti play can be explored on its own or as part…
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