We have added Messy and Sensory play to our Aistear Play Rota in school for the last 2 months. Messy play is learning through playful experiences. It inspires curiosity and allows children to explore the world around them – enhancing learning, communication, language and creativity. It is also great for emotional well-being and regulation.
The class loved the bowls of slime and were so relaxed and calm playing with it. They chatted amongst themselves while spinning and rolling the slime between their hands. More messy play updates to follow.