Messy and sensory play
Research shows that sensory and messy play builds nerve connections in the brain's pathways, which lead to the child's ability to complete more complex learning tasks. Sensory play supports language development, cognitive growth, fine and gross motor skills, problem solving skills, and social interaction. Messy play supports counting, calculating shape, space and measure. It offers meaningful opportunities for counting.
Have a go at some messy play activities! Look at these ideas for our story Polar Bear, Polar Bear...
You could use some shaving foam and add some animals, or put some ice cubes in a tray to explore, can you build an igloo? Lots of messy fun to have!