Messy play includes types of play that incorporate many textural experiences, such as touch, sound, and smell. During messy play, children explore using their senses. Language development is active throughout messy play with peer-to-peer interactions and conversations as well as caregivers talking about the materials and asking children questions.
Messy play helps children learn through their senses. It also allows for unstructured time to explore and experiment with different materials. There is no specific ‘goal’ to the play, such as building a tower. Through messy play, children make their own discoveries, while using their senses, curiosity and knowledge. In messy play, there is no right or wrong. Whatever a child’s abilities are they can participate in exploring and experimenting with messy play in their own way.
Areas of Development: Sensory exploration, hand-muscle development, language development, early math and science experiences through counting, talking about texture, size, full or empty, and more!
As a learning organization, Concordia Place is committed to continued improvement. We have learned that distinguishing between the Concordia Place and Concordia Day brands was not necessary.
Starting May 1, all visitors to concordiaday.org will be redirected to day.concordiaplace.org
By unifying around the sole use of the Concordia Place brand, we will provide clarity and focus on our mission to serve families and provide both care and education for their children.