Author(s): Beeley & Bryce-Clegg
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While squishing warm tapioca through her fingers, a little girl once said: 'This is better than my birthday!'. This book attempts to re-capture that delight in all the activities presented. Touch is such a powerful sense and it can provoke a range of emotions, from absolute disgust to birthday party joy!
Touch is crucial for babies and young children to help them explore their environment and build up their knowledge of the world around them. As children grow and develop, messy play does not lose its significance. Squishing and squeezing is a great way of helping them develop and consolidate fine motor skills.
All of the activities in this book have been tried and tested on real children and only included if they produce high levels of enthusiasm and give high levels of engagement.