messy monkeys, the UK’s original, super messy, messy play!
Messy monkeys allows babies and toddlers to explore their developing senses and their blossoming creativity in a fun and safe environment. Each week messy monkeys will be free to experiment with colour, design, texture, form and function, exploring different materials and textures with fantastically themed and energetically delivered sessions. And a special creation to take home every session.
Why messy play? Messy play is an essential part of learning, it helps children to learn all about how and why things work, and the world around them. Children will develop not only expressive arts and crafts skills but also gain understanding of science and maths by learning about gravity, cause and effect, the differences between solids and liquids, how substances react with one another and how they react in different situations.
Free and creative play is an essential part of a child’s learning process; messy play is great way of allowing young children to gain confidence in their own imagination, the activities are unstructured and child led. Children gain confidence by engaging in these types of activities focusing on process rather than product.
Other areas of learning which children will develop in messy play are communicating with one another- making friends, understanding the world, maths- shapes, numbers, volumes, and physical development. Our motivation is allowing children the freedom to explore and encouraging them to find out the answers for themselves.