Messy Materials encourage
exploration and help children develop creativity because there is no right or
wrong way to play.
Bring It Home
- Make some time for your child to
play in the dirt or add some water and let them play in the mud. Prepare in
advance with a way to clean up and a change of clothes.
Put toddlers in front of a tray of
shaving cream and allow them to explore.
Take advantage of the messy
materials nature provides. Each season
has something new: leaves, snow, rain and sand.
Allow your child to play with
finger paint, paste and play dough. For
- Allow your child to play with
different materials in the sink (i.e. large rocks, shaving cream, etc.). The
more sensory exposure the better!
Play in the woods or at the beach
– be sure to bring shovels, pails and sifters. See what your child creates.
Last updated September 22, 2017