Creating and Construction


Messy Play is not necessarily the answer for all children who may have experienced trauma, neglect or developmental delay. There maybe enough mess already!

Creating order can be a pressing need for some children who may feel their world has fallen apart. Model making or construction with Lego, for example, give the opportunity to build or re-build houses, shelters or safe spaces. In my work with homeless teenagers in Romania, they always painted a small house in the corner of their art-work.