Oh what a lovely mess

Messy Play session at Derwent Valley Children's Centre. Anna-Maria Wallace gets messy, and below, Ryan Cooper, Jack Cooper and Ceciely Caywood all enjoying the fun. Pictures byKevin Allen.
Messy Play session at Derwent Valley Children's Centre. Anna-Maria Wallace gets messy, and below, Ryan Cooper, Jack Cooper and Ceciely Caywood all enjoying the fun. Pictures byKevin Allen.

YOUNGSTERS have been creating their own works of art at a “messy play” session in East Ayton.

The sessions at Derwent Valley Children’s Centre have just started up again following the Christmas break and families are being encouraged to come along and join in the fun.

Messy Play session at Derwent Valley Children's Centre.'Ryan Cooper lays his first coat of paint down.'120210a. Picture Kevin Allen.'10/02/12.

Messy Play session at Derwent Valley Children's Centre.'Ryan Cooper lays his first coat of paint down.'120210a. Picture Kevin Allen.'10/02/12.

Simone Wilkinson, children’s centre service manager, said: “Often families do not know about the wonderful things that we do at the centre and how these activities link to child development and social interaction.

“For example, Messy Play sessions promote the development of cognitive and language skills in a fun environment. If families have not been to the centre before I hope they will drop in to find out what other things are on offer.”

These include Fun Music, Baby Massage, Mini Movers and a new session entitled Let’s Get Moving, designed to enhance children’s physical development.

To book onto a session or to find out how the activities can support your child learning and development contact Derwent Valley Children’s Centre on (01609) 797500.

Messy Play session at Derwent Valley Children's Centre.'Jack Cooper looks a little concerned that he's now painted both his hands!'120210d. Picture Kevin Allen.'10/02/12.

Messy Play session at Derwent Valley Children's Centre.'Jack Cooper looks a little concerned that he's now painted both his hands!'120210d. Picture Kevin Allen.'10/02/12.

The Messy Play sessions are every Tuesday at 1.30pm to 3pm, booking is essential.

Messy Play session at Derwent Valley Children's Centre.'Ceciely (correct) Caywood loads her brush with colours.'120210g. Picture Kevin Allen.'10/02/12.

Messy Play session at Derwent Valley Children's Centre.'Ceciely (correct) Caywood loads her brush with colours.'120210g. Picture Kevin Allen.'10/02/12.