Four Reasons to Let Your Child Get Messy
Four Reasons to Let Your Child Get Messy!
If you have little kids in your house, you know firsthand that as cute and endearing a child may seem finger painting or drawing on the walls or using glitter on everything in the house, the reality of paint on walls and fingers, glitter all around the house and the unavoidable task of cleaning up is not pleasing. But research shows that getting messy is one of the best ways for children to learn and grow.
Mentioned below are four reasons to let your child get messy:
1. Fosters Creativity
While exploring and experiencing activities including drawing on the walls, or playing with toys, the imagination of children expands and their creativity increases significantly. With raw materials such as sand, water, chalk, paint, play dough or paste, the imagination of children runs wild. They make their discoveries, which leads to soaring of curiousity of children.
2. Ignites the Senses
Children are visual and auditory learners. By having sensory experiences, children learn to control themselves. Taste, touch, smell, sight and sound are the five senses we use in sensory development. By allowing children to be messy, we allow them to use all their senses, leading to regulation of their stimuli.
3. Builds Motor Skills
There are many ways in which children build and exercise their fine motor skills as well as gross motor skills. As compared to the same old toys, giving your children paper, some sketch pens or paint will lead them to using their fingers and hands more leading to the strengthening and sharpening of fine as well as gross motor skills. The small hands as well as finger muscles are the ones children use for all major activities whether it is feeding themselves, drawing or playing with their favourite toy.
4. Inspires Open Ended Thinking
Giving children a chance to create things helps their brain develop without boundaries. There are no limitations children are bound by while creating art or involving in messy play. A lot of concentration is required while engaging in messy play whether it is exploring objects or doing something that engages all their hand muscles. The brain develops essential learning skills which enables children to focus and concentrate. Children learn to play independently and develop problem-solving skills that lead to the development of self-esteem and self-confidence.
So the next time children are creating a mess, remember that it is leading to development of their brain and will serve various benefits to them.
“The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.” We at Shanti Juniors pre-school follow the same. Our toddlers grasp on the basis of real learning rather than testing of factoids. Shanti Juniors preschool gives them the freedom to explore and learn.