Messybugs is a craft and messy play class with a difference.
All children love to messy play but not all adults want children to messy play at home, and who can blame them. This is where we come in!!! Messyplay has many benefits to children’s cognitive and creative development. At home we are always saying “Don’t make a mess” but at JittaBugs we are saying “Let’s get Messy”.
It is a wonderful way for children to learn, explore and develop using all of their senses. At Messybugs we sing our JittaBugs Hello song and then we have organized craft. Each week we make, paint, colour, build something different with the help of mummy/daddy/carer of course. Whilst waiting for our items to dry we can then explore with messy play with aprons supplied.
Sand play – toys, buckets, spades, shapes, pipes Water play – toys, pipes, guttering, funnels Cornflour – exploring how when mixed with the water initially the cornflour is hard and then it drips through your fingers!!! A strange sensation. Pasta – Wet and dry Hand and Foot prints And much much more. Then it’s story time, we can even use our crafts that we have just made.
This is excellent for children’s imagination and creativity as they get to help with the story. The benefits of story time are also great as it is an important part of teaching our children how to read as children learn how to read by being read to. It also develops their creativity and imagination. Builds on listening skills an important skill in life. Helps them to express themselves. It teaches them about the world around us and experiences and feelings.
We finish the class with our Jittabugs Goodbye song and then we encourage tidy up time, another important skill for children to have. We hope this sounds as exciting to you as it does to us and we hope to see you there.