Messy Play in the Early Years


By Sue Gascoyne (Routledge, £19.99)

This guidebook through the theory and practice of messy play explores an array of resources and a broad spectrum of approaches, including adult- and child-led enquiry and how the specific sensory qualities of materials encourage problem-solving, scientific thinking, creativity, self-regulation and self-expression. With examples of international practice and reflective questions, it highlights a variety of approaches to meeting differing time, space and budgetary needs. Covers planning and enabling environments.

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