Our First Ever “Messy Night”

Messy Night

Our involvement in our local Parents As Teachers program not only introduces us to some incredible ideas for fostering our toddler’s development but it also awards us some opportunities to connect with our local community. Last week we attended an event, sponsored by Parents As Teachers, called, “Messy Night”. We arrived, signed in, and then navigated our way through several stations designed to engage children in fun, creative activities. I was surprised by the turnout of families with young children. It was enjoyable to watch my child lead the way and I learned a few things about her along the way…

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My child loves anything related to music so it was hard to break her away from the interactive activity they had at the event. There were a couple of songs that she’d never heard before and the look on her face as she intently listened to every word was amazing. She loves Play-Doh, painting, and coloring which are all things that I knew before but one new thing was how much she likes to play with shaving cream. It’s definitely an activity I’m going to bring outside over the summer since it’s easy cleanup and a fun way for her to experience a different texture. I learned that she doesn’t care for play mud (made out of soap) and, unless you’re doing music, she prefers to lead the way instead of having structured play.

Toddler Messy Fun

If you have a Parents As Teachers organization in your area, I definitely recommend signing up for it. We requested to be in the program when I was working because I thought it would be nice to have an additional resource to help us figure out some great, creative ways to spend time with C while building on her skills and abilities. Now that I’m not working, we like having that resource to know what areas she’s doing well in and tips for things we can be doing to help her develop new skills.

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