Apples, Blocks, & Crayons
What you need to know
Messy play is hands-on activities that allow children to explore materials through their own curiosity. This means your child is going to make a mess in a fun and controlled way, but remember: your child is learning through the mess. Don’t let the word ‘messy’ scare you.
1. Vocabulary and language development 2. Fine motor development. 3. Math skills 5. Develops critical thinking. 6. Responsibility in setup and clean up 7. Can be done at home. 8. As inexpensive as you want 9. Anyone can do it. 10. It’s fun!
Yes! As long as your child is showing interest in the activities, you can start with them. When beginning messy play activities, watch your child to see where their interests are and how they play with their toys.