Messy Learning by Community Play Things

Messy Learning

"Play is not always tidy—especially sensory play. But can you really get the most out of sand without adding water? Or mud, without feeling it oozing between your bare toes?

Children learn best through direct experiences. If a child’s environment is too sterile they are deprived of the deep exploration that comes from “making a mess”. How can an educator embrace this rich learning without worrying about keeping the floor clean or the furniture intact? Take it outside!

Watch this group of children completely absorbed in outdoor sensory exploration. You’ll see the engineers, artists, and collaborators of tomorrow in training. Don’t worry about the wooden play equipment—it’s completely mess-proof and there’s nothing a hose can’t clean up at the end. Watch now."

-Rhonda from Community Play Things