I've been focusing on a few more sensory activities this week to help Ruby grow more confident with different textures, tastes and colours. Tara always loves to get her hands dirty so they were popular with her too!
We tried some Salty Sticky Water Painting fun on contact paper first…..so much for the senses with this activity!
I want the girls to experience mess, get their hands dirty, feel different textures and mediums, see the possibilities of the different activities even when using similar tools, objects and colour! I want them to taste and learn, make discoveries and problem solve for themselves and above all HAVE FUN!
If you have been dropping by regularly you may have noticed that i love messy play for the toddler twosome….but i like it to be an easy to set up and clean up activity. For young toddlers i don't think you need to spend a lot of time devising elaborate activities….trust me, they won't appreciate all your hard work! Keep it simple for everyone and sit back and let them explore and ‘work' away.
The best activity for this age is one they can fully engage in and explore the way they want to….i try not to have too many expectations of how an activity will work out!
Do you let your kids indulge in messy, sensory play or did you when they were younger? I'd love to hear your thoughts on messy play and letting kids get dirty….or not dirty!!
Have a fun day….thanks for stopping by!