September is a time where the children are adjusting to the new term either returning after a long break or starting Pre-school for the very first time. We carefully plan activities with this in mind. A great example of this is the messy play activity – making Gloop!
Messy Play is an ideal activity to help build the children’s social skills as well as to develop their own confidence in approaching unfamiliar situations. It enables us to get to know the children in a relaxed environment and helps them to get to know staff and their peers while having fun!
By providing children with ‘messy’ activities and supporting them in their explorations, we help them explore their feelings about different materials; their likes and dislikes and to build confidence to express their own ideas and feelings.