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fab facts about Messy Monkeys #8

Messy Monkeys isn’t run ‘on the cheap’ – our classes are priced to reflect the TIME and MONEY we invest in providing not only excellent resources but also in PLANNING, PREPARING and CLEANING UP. Every session takes an average of 1 hour and 30 minutes to clear away… we don’t wear those dungarees for nothing you know! It’s not always a glamorous task but
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North Yorkshire here we come…

We are DELIGHTED to welcome Amanda to Team Messy Monkey – there’s going to be some very Messy Monkeys in Harrogate before too long!


fab facts about Messy Monkeys #32

Messy Monkeys began waaaaay back in 2010 when 2 mums from the North East of England decided to bring a new and exciting form of play to their local area. Messy Monkeys grew along with their own children… who are now big monkeys still enjoying the messy classes they helped create! Messy Monkeys – the UK’s ORIGINAL and BEST messy play!


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not so messy monkeys?

Quite often we post photos of the hilariously gloop splattered babies who come to our messy play classes but it’s important to remember that we have lots of room for exploration in a quieter, more purposeful manner too… All of our monkeys are unique and every one of them gains a huge amount from their time with us! Just take a look at these
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messy monkey philosophy

A note on our ethos and philosophy, of which we at messy monkeys are very proud!  It is our absolute policy never to say ‘no’ at Messy Monkeys – we feel children get nagged enough to stay clean and tidy so when with us we like to say ‘yes’!  Yes you can paint your head green, yes you can stick your feet in the
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messy children make better learners!

Here’s a gem of an article which discusses research showing what we at messy monkeys already know having seen our messy babies and toddlers at work: messy play really does help your child to learn! Messy play is a fundamental part of a child’s development and children who are allowed to get messy, according to this study, are better able to describe the world around
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messy hands develop fine motor skills

Messy play is such an important part of a child’s learning and development and we love seeing our little monkeys getting HANDS ON in all the different gloop and goo we provide each week. Each pair of little hands is working hard to understand how to manipulate the different textures, weights and substances they come across… it’s amazing to think about the workout that
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messy play and food

Lots of people come to messy monkeys because they know their child LOVES to get messy and they want to save their own home from getting trashed – very wise! Others come because their child is scared to make a mess and they want them to experience getting messy in a relaxed and fun environment that they feel comfortable in with no fear of
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Communication skills developed through messy play

splatting, squelching and speaking!

We’ve a wonderful speech and language therapist who has been attending Messy Monkeys with her children since we launched waaaay back in 2010 who has urged us to stress to you lovely folk just how amazing messy play can be for communicative development… she told us that “everything you are doing encourages fantastic development in their language and communication skills”.  Whoop! At Messy Monkeys
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messy monkeys shropshire – here we come!

Super excited here at MMHQ to announce classes coming soon in Newport, Shropshire East! Welcome to the team Gemma!