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Messy Play and Aistear

Messy Play and Aistear

October 16, 2018

What is Aistear? Aistear is the early childhood curriculum framework for all children from birth to six years in Ireland. Aistear can be used in the range of early childhood settings including children’s own homes, …
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Messy children make better learners

Messy children make better learners

October 3, 2018

So we know that messy play is great for children, it helps with brain development, social development and physical development. However I was just reading today about how it can also help children learn new …
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Speed up the clean up

Speed up the clean up

September 27, 2018

Earlier this week we had Messy Play Training in Douglas, it was a fantastic event and we received great feedback from those who attended. On one the feedback form someone had asked for my tips …
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My Christmas Challenge Failure……….

January 30, 2018

I set myself the challenge of doing some messy play everyday during the twelve days of Christmas. I have children aged 2 and 5 who were both off from school and nursery for the full …
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Messy Play is brilliant because……

Messy Play is brilliant because……

October 2, 2017

I have been running Messy Play Sessions for three years, I have met hundreds of parents and children and seen lots of brilliant ‘wow’ moments. I thought I would write down what I believe are …
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Rainy days messy play

Rainy days messy play

September 14, 2017

Here are our top three ways to spend a rainy morning together; 1) Yoghurt silly putty You will need Mix together 1 cup of yogurt and 3/4 cups of cornflour When the mixture is no …
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Having a messy cake and eating it!

Having a messy cake and eating it!

June 7, 2017

This week’s blog is about 3 great everyday household items to use for messy play. No need to go out and buy equipment in my opinion, you probably have these already. 1) The old baby …
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The wonder of gloop

March 9, 2017

What is it? We call it GLOOP, the American’s call it OOBLECK, simply put it is cornflour and water but either way it is great fun and so easy to do at home if you …
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Awaken their senses

February 8, 2017

Something we absolutely love doing at messy hands is creating sensory trays at our Messy Sessions, most sessions will include at least one. But what do we mean by a sensory tray?   A sensory …
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Messy Inspiration

June 7, 2016

When Catherine and I sit down to plan our Messy Sessions we get our inspiration from a variety of places. It can be the change in seasons, something we saw on TV, our children often …
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