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Fun with messy play : ideas and activities for children with special needs

By: Beckerleg, Tracey.
Publisher: London Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2009Description: 160 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781843106418.Subject(s): PLAY THERAPY | DISABILITY | MOTOR SKILLS | SENSORIMOTOR DEVELOPMENT | ACTIVITIES | CHILDREN
Contents:
Pt. 1. An Introduction to Messy Play Why Do Messy Play? Play and Its Purpose Guidelines for Messy Play Pt. 2. Benefits of Messy Play Sensory Stimulation Language and Communication Social Development Motor Skills Relaxation Pt. 3. Practical Messy Play Ideas Dry Play Wet Play Non-messy Play Pre-writing Skills Things to Remember.
Summary: "Messy play is a vital way for children to develop their sensory awareness of the world around them. Provides activities that stimulate the sensory perception of children with special needs through the imaginative use of everyday 'messy' materials... believes that these kinds of activities, not usually allowed in most homes and schools for being too messy, are exactly the kind of activities that young children with special needs should be engaging in... This practical resource for parents and professionals shows how allowing children the freedom to play with sticky, gunky substances in an unashamedly messy way can not only stimulate sensory awareness but also improve their coordination, communicative and cognitive abilities, as well as boosting self-esteem and social skills." - BOOK JACKET.
List(s) this item appears in: Activities for adults. July 2018 | Sensory activities. Feb 2019 | Activities for youth. May 2019 | Play for children with disabilities. July 2019
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"Messy play is a vital way for children to develop their sensory awareness of the world around them. Provides activities that stimulate the sensory perception of children with special needs through the imaginative use of everyday 'messy' materials... believes that these kinds of activities, not usually allowed in most homes and schools for being too messy, are exactly the kind of activities that young children with special needs should be engaging in... This practical resource for parents and professionals shows how allowing children the freedom to play with sticky, gunky substances in an unashamedly messy way can not only stimulate sensory awareness but also improve their coordination, communicative and cognitive abilities, as well as boosting self-esteem and social skills." - BOOK JACKET.

Pt. 1. An Introduction to Messy Play
Why Do Messy Play?
Play and Its Purpose
Guidelines for Messy Play
Pt. 2. Benefits of Messy Play
Sensory Stimulation
Language and Communication
Social Development
Motor Skills
Relaxation
Pt. 3. Practical Messy Play Ideas
Dry Play
Wet Play
Non-messy Play
Pre-writing Skills
Things to Remember.

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It was useful although it did use food as it's main medium which could pose problems re resources as prices rise.

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