• Iris Windsor

Wouldn't You Like to be Doing This????

Updated: Aug 19, 2019

Messy play plays a huge part in enhancing fine motor and cognitive skills among other things

These baby Dragonflies used foam hand dispensers and paints for a sensory, messy paint experience.


Lots of mess and very messy baby dragonflies but they have had so much fun!!!


You can see that this little guy is so intent upon getting the most out out of this messy opportunity. What fun....he doesn't care that he has it everywhere!!!

Now lets see how this works???? This helps to build on their problem solving skills.


Messy play promotes physical development in children of all ages.


Children can play with colours and while adding a texture like shaving cream, develop and practice their fine motor skills as well as their hand eye coordination. The methodology behind this is to refine their fine motor skills to get to a stage where they can hold a pencil.


Depending on what medium is used, the experience can provides children with an exciting tactile and sensory experience that inspires their curiosity, allows them to explore the world around them and enhances their learning in language and creativity.


Sensory play is more than just a fun activity for babies as it provides opportunities for children to actively use their senses to explore their world through this process. It is crucial for brain development...it helps to build nerve connections in the brain's pathways.


When they touch different textures, it lays the groundwork for eating a variety of textures in food. Many babies and especially toddlers refuse foods as they get older because of the texture. To make them familiar with textures advances their interest in trying different foods


Messy play enhances their fine motor and cognitive skills as well. They learn to take turns with their foam hand dispensers builds on their problem solving skills to work out how to make them work.


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