According to a report by the American Academy of Paediatrics, “Play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children.” Play helps children learn to get along with others, take turns, and more.
The playground is where future leaders and Olympic champions are nurtured.
Did you know children’s rights to play and leisure activities are enshrined in Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child?
Here are four reasons why OMO encourages messy play:
- Play is important for normal child development
- Play promotes physical development
- Social skills are built through play
- Mess is a signal of creativity