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Limerick Author Explores The Benefits of Messy Play For Children In New Book

Limerick Author Denise Croucher’s new book offers introduction & guide to Messy Play for children and babies at home & in Early Years settings

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Limerick, February 6, 2017, Denise Croucher, Limerick childcare professional and an author launched her new book ‘Messy Play for babies & children at home & in Early Years Settings’ on Saturday 11th of February between 3 pm – 5 pm at Watch House Cross Library. The launch and book signing will offer the opportunity to meet the author, as well as give parents and children a taste of the Messy Play activities featured in the book. Light refreshments will be served and a prize draw will take place on the day.

Denise Croucher who is a trained A.M.I. Montessori teacher has worked with children, including children with special needs for the past 25 years, she has also completed training in therapeutic play. Denise began exploring the benefits of messy play for children when running her own Montessori school a number of years ago. Her passion for messy play as a tool for working with children grew as she saw its benefits in areas such as Sensory Stimulation, Personal, Social and Emotional Development.




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Pictured: Denise Croucher, Author.

Many people encouraged Denise over the years, to write down her messy play ideas. However, it was not until 2014 when Denise found herself confined to the Maternity Hospital in Limerick for six weeks before the birth of her twins that the opportunity arose to write her book. Denise hopes that this book will appeal to parents and professionals alike. It is packed with interesting information on the benefits of messy play and gives a complete guide to anyone wanting to take the plunge with their own children. All the activities are easy to follow and colourful photos bring the messy play ideas to life for the reader.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Denise Croucher at 0879298278 or email at [email protected]

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