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      Embrace Learning through Play: Exploring the World of Makeup and Hair Products


      Play is a natural and fundamental way for kids to learn about the world around them. It fosters creativity, curiosity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, making learning an enjoyable and enriching experience. One exciting way to combine learning and play is through the use of non-toxic No Nasties Kids makeup and SLiCK KiDS hair products. 

      The Magic of Sensory Play

      Sensory play involves engaging the senses—touch, sight, smell, taste, and hearing—to explore and discover various materials and their properties. It's an excellent tool for enhancing cognitive development, refining motor skills, and promoting creativity. When applied to makeup and hair products, sensory play becomes a fun and immersive learning experience. 

      1. Textural Fun:

      Playing with different textures of makeup, both in loose and pressed powder form, natural lip gloss wands and scented polish provides a sensory-rich experience. From the smoothness of pressed powder to the slick feel of lip gloss, or the gel-like consistency of hair products, kids can explore and describe the sensations they feel. This not only improves vocabulary but also helps in understanding the diverse properties of these products.

      2. Colour Discovery:

      No Nasties Kids Makeup offers an array of fun colours, shades, and tones in natural play makeup form as well as super fun water beads. Exploring colours through grouping, mixing, counting and makeup play is a great way for children to learn about colours. It also helps that No Nasties Kids Makeup is really easy to wash off (both faces and materials).  No Nasties Kids 20 Free scented polish is also easy to scratch off most surfaces, making it a much safer option than polish which requires nail polish remover! 

      3. Scent Identification (time to get smelly!);

      No Nasties Kids 20 Free polish and Natural Lip Gloss are available in fun natural fragrances such as Strawberry Cupcake, Gummy Grape and Fruity Fun. Kids can have a fun time playing with, mixing and guessing the fun fragrances! No Nasties Kids hair care is widely loved by parents in the sensory space, largely due to the ease of use, whereby little ones who hate having their hair brushed or styled will actively use their No Nasties Kids Hair Brush, Detangler and Hair Spray. With Natural Fragrances, No Nasties Kids hair products do not overwhelm their senses and the hair brush makes brushing a much simpler task.

      4. Fine Motor Skill Enhancement:

      Applying makeup, styling hair or colour sorting waterbeads involves precise movements and coordination. From using a makeup brush to gently apply eyeshadow to applying lip gloss with a wand applicator, these activities help in refining fine motor skills. Sensory play with makeup encourages a delicate touch and promotes dexterity.

      Benefits of Learning through Play with Makeup and Hair Products

      Beyond the sensory exploration, incorporating makeup and hair products into learning through play offers a host of other advantages:

      1. Boosts Confidence:

      Experimenting with makeup and hair products in a playful manner can boost self-confidence. It allows little ones to express themselves creatively and develop a positive self-image. It also helps kids to enhance a sense of independence and can take a little of their parents plate on a busy morning!

      2. Encourages Social Interaction:

      Play often involves interaction with others, promoting social skills such as cooperation, communication, and sharing. Sharing beauty tips or trying out makeup together can strengthen relationships and build a sense of sharing and creativity. Pretend play and dress ups are also a great way to encourage positive social interactions.

      3. Develops Decision-making Skills:

      Selecting the right product, colour, or style involves decision-making. Through play, kids can make choices and learn the consequences, fostering critical thinking and decision-making skills. Does blue eyeshadow and green nail polish really work together? Anything goes! :)

      4. Promotes Self-expression:

      No Nasties Makeup and hairstyling provide a medium for self-expression. By experimenting with different looks and styles, kids can communicate their personalities and emotions in a playful and creative manner, especially when mixed and matched with dress up clothing and a home made stage for their grand performance.

      Have fun little ones!