Messy Work

When Your Child Comes Home Messy


Red paint in the hair? 
 Blue paint on the jeans?

Sand in the shoes? 

White socks that look brown?
 Sleeves a little bit damp?


YOU’RE CHILD probably...
Worked with a friend
 Created a masterpiece 

Learned a new skill, Had a great time

Developed new language skills


YOUR CHILD probably didn't...
Become bored 

Do repetitive tasks


YOU probably...

Paid good money for those clothes

Will have trouble getting the red paint out



THE CAREGIVER probably...
Was aware of your child's needs and interests

Spent time planning a challenging activity
 for the children

Encouraged the children to try new things



*Try to remember your favorite activity
 when you were four years old. Was it outdoor play with water, mud, and 
dress up clothes, with friends? Young children really learn when they are 
actively involved in play, not when someone is just talking to them.

Children will enter school and be stuck in a classroom, sitting at a desk, doing structured teacher directed activities and class work. The school districts are even cutting back more and more recess time.    However, young children learn best through experience, touching, enviornment, hands on activities.  Let your child be a child and enjoy these early learning years. 

 
This child experienced painting and making a mess for the first time  

and enjoyed every minute of it

This child got to experience finger painting and didn't have to worry if she got paint on herself.  She was able to enjoy this wonderful  sensory activity and create a piece of art. 

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