Mini Tuff Tray for Messy Play
With Mini Tuff Tray for Messy Play you can create a new special corner. Create it in your classroom or home with the activity trays.
Mini Tuff Tray is suitable for use with the activity surfaces.
Put inside the Tuff Tray blocks, water, and sand. Or anything else you want and make imaginative activities using the Messy Play method.
Messy (or Sensory) Play, or sensory play, is play during which children of all abilities and ages. With materials necessary to all the senses. With their natural curiosity and drive, they freely explore and experiment in a safe environment. In their own way and in their own time, and guided by themselves alone. This kind of play is of course nothing new, we as adults did not discover it. Moreover, it is the natural way of playing for children, who have always wanted to play with all their senses. So many other materials of nature were generously available around them like soil, mud, clay etc.
It is precise because all the senses are functioning that the child’s brain receives sensory stimuli that are essential for its complete development. As, for example, the child dips his hand into his fruitcake, paints his whole body, or wades through any water puddle. He finds on his way, the sensory receptors in the skin, combined with the other senses, form a complete picture, which allows the brain to gradually build up a more complete sense of himself and the world around him. This play, of course, often leads to what we see as “chaos”, but this chaos is the result of children’s quests and if we knew what opportunities we were depriving them of, we would understand how unfair it is not to allow it, not to encourage it, not to challenge it…!
Mini Tuff Tray is available in 4 colors:
Combine with Adjustable Mini Tuff Tray Stand