Messy play and slime making are two things that parents usually want to avoid because of the cleaning up afterwards that it usually entails. However, messy play offers numerous opportunities for learning in young children and toddlers. It also helps in other areas of development (physical, language, social, cognitive, etc.). A popular messy play activity is slime making. There are many different types of slime and each provides different texture and sensory feedback. Playing with slime can also improve your child’s physical development — eye-to- hand coordination, finger and hand strengthening/control, as well as finger and hand manipulation.
Playing with slime is a sensory play activity. Sensory play also allows children to utilize and understand all five senses. When several senses are stimulated at once, children build their creativity and learning through exploration. Sensory play also encourages the development of fine motor skills and coordination.
At PLAYBOX, we encourage you to bring your children for a ‘Fun with Slime’ session and develop these crucial life skills from a very young age. Interested parents can request a Slime making Session at PLAYBOX by emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org