Messy play – Why is it important and what are the best ways to introduce it

‘Messy’ play is something which should be an enjoyable, fun experience for toddlers and is an important part of learning. It helps to develop fine motor skills, understanding of the world through investigation and problem solving, language and social skills and also importantly can be good fun! It doesn’t have to be expensive, much can be done using everyday household items and adapting toys such as stacker cups for pouring and measuring etc. Messy play plays a significant part in the nursery curriculum. It can be a great multi-sensory experience, however, for some children with a visual impairment, it can … Read more