In a nutshell: YES! One benefit of Messy Play can be seen in Personal, Emotional and Social Development
Messy Play sessions are designed with children’s natural curiosity in mind. By encouraging a no ‘right’ way approach to new experiences children build self-confidence and self-esteem. They can take their time playing developing concentration and problem solving skills. That’s why here at A Fine Mess we encourage parents to let their children lead the play. Playing together with others fosters self-respect and respect for others whilst offering opportunities to make new relationships. Messy play can also offer an outlet for feelings and thoughts.