Beyond the Chaos- Seeing the Beauty Behind the Mess

Many ECE’s take pride in cleanliness and orderliness in their classrooms. However, it is critical that we allow time for messy art each day! Here are the top 5 reasons to include messy art in your daily programming:

  1. Messy art builds nerve connections within the developing brain’s neural pathways, which paves the way for a child to complex learning tasks
  2. Messy art supports language development, cognitive growth, motor skills, problem-solving skills, and social interaction
  3. Messy art helps in developing and enhancing memory functioning
  4. Messy art is great for calming all children, especially those who are dealing with an undue amount of stress in their lives
  5. Messy art helps children learn vitally important sensory attributes (hot, cold, sticky, dry, wet, squishy etc.)

Messy, creative art is so much more than finger-painting. Messy art is an insightful, delightful stimulation of our senses and our creative being! It’s exploring colour, causal relationships, shapes and textures. It’s enjoying sensory stimulation which we all understand as being critical for a child’s well-rounded development.

Messy art allows for critical thinking and independent choice. Those skills allow children to become confident in their self-expression which in turn builds their self-esteem.

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Contact us if you want to explore this with your staff team. We LOVE delivering this workshop and you will love being able to experience the joy and wonderment of messy art!

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