Fun with Messy Play

Fun with Messy Play : Ideas and Activities for Children with Special Needs

Funny smells, sticky hands and squishy textures are all part of the way in which children develop sensory awareness. Fun with Messy Play is an exciting activity book that heightens the sensory perception of children with special needs through the imaginative use of everyday 'messy' materials like baked beans, condensed milk, jelly or glue.

The activities in this book are fun for children and help to improve their co-ordination, communicative and cognitive abilities, as well as their self-esteem and social skills. Each exercise focuses the child on a movement or sensation that they will later be able to apply to everyday life. By allowing children to explore their senses while having fun, messy play provides a relaxing therapy that encourages sensory responsiveness without placing stressful expectations on the child.

This is an easy-to-use, practical resource for parents and professionals. It includes ideas and examples from practitioners along with helpful suggestions for different types of equipment that can be used.

  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 173 x 244 x 10mm | 304g
  • Publication date: 15 Oct 2008
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations note: 34 b&w photographs
  • ISBN10: 1843106418
  • ISBN13: 9781843106418
  • Bestsellers rank: 142,414

More Books:

Fun with Messy Play
Language: en
Pages: 162
Authors: Tracy Beckerleg
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-10-15 - Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Funny smells, sticky hands and squishy textures are all part of the way in which children develop sensory awareness. Fun with Messy Play is an exciting activity
Little Book of Messy Play
Language: en
Pages: 90
Authors: Sally Featherstone
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-09-01 - Publisher: A&C Black

Get messy with this collection of unusual ideas for creative play and exploration. These activities are REALLY messy, but great fun!
The Artful Parent
Language: en
Pages: 297
Authors: Jean Van't Hul
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-06-11 - Publisher: Shambhala Publications

Bring out your child’s creativity and imagination with more than 60 artful activities in this completely revised and updated edition Art making is a wonderful
Messy Play in the Early Years
Language: en
Pages: 283
Authors: Sue Gascoyne
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-12-12 - Publisher: Routledge

Combining a rich theoretical foundation with practical tips, advice and case studies, Messy Play in the Early Years provides an informative and practical explor
Loose Parts
Language: en
Pages: 229
Authors: Lisa Daly
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-28 - Publisher: Redleaf Press

550+ color photographs showing how loose parts are used in early childhood settings and how they help children learn
Bartholomew and the Oobleck
Language: en
Pages: 57
Authors: Dr. Seuss
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1949-10-12 - Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Join Bartholomew Cubbins in Dr. Seuss’s Caldecott Honor–winning picture book about a king’s magical mishap! Bored with rain, sunshine, fog, and snow, King
Sensory Play for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Language: en
Pages: 180
Authors: Casey Patch
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-04-02 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Explore taste-safe small worlds, create colorful pieces of art, and engage all five senses while investigating the great outdoors. Sensory play is a wonderful w
Suzie's Messy Room
Language: en
Pages: 69
Authors: Diane N N. Quintana
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-12-28 - Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

Suzie is a typical, active five-year-old little girl. She loves playing with all her toys in her room and sometimes creates a real mess! When her mother asks he
The Sea of Tranquility
Language: en
Pages: 32
Authors: Mark Haddon
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-09 - Publisher: HarperCollins UK

A magical celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing from the bestselling author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.
Busy Toddler's Guide to Actual Parenting
Language: en
Pages: 0
Authors: Susie Allison
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-22 - Publisher:

"Susie Allison gives the achievable advice she's known around the world for on her million-follower Instagram account, Busy Toddler. From daily life to 'being t