Messy play workshop for parents, teachers and kids

Measuring and pouring things help children improve their motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

KUCHING: Benih Parents, a Kuching-based organisation that runs classes for parents, is organising a messy play workshop for parents, teachers and children aged three to nine this Sunday.

At the three-hour workshop, physiotherapist and brain gym consultant Sue Walker will teach parents and teachers about the theory behind messy play and how to run such sessions.

A number of messy play stations still be set up for children to get their hands dirty and have fun.

In messy play, which has become popular in recent years, young children are given the opportunity to play with “messy” materials such as edible snow, coloured spaghetti, sago balls and charcoal.

They learn about shapes, colours, textures, smells and temperature in an open-ended play setting. Banging, squeezing, measuring and pouring things will also help them develop better motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

In addition, they learn how to socialise by taking turns to play and collaborating with one another. Older children will also be given opportunities to conduct science experiments, such as mixing things to get a chemical reaction.

For more information about the workshop, contact Benih Parents at or 012-238 2967.

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