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In praise of messy play (and its importance)

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In praise of messy play (and its importance)

Hand on heart who can say, as a parent or a teacher, that we give our children ample time and space for truly messy play experiences? Understandably we usually don't due to time, space and clean up restrictions. However as early years educators it is our duty to allow children to engage in this most vital element of play. Preschool is often the only opportunity that young children get to engage in this type of play - parents, for the most part, do not usually understand the importance or are too afraid of the mess. Messy play is open and...

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