Benefits of Playdough

Fine Motor Skills:

Develop the strength, dexterity and control needed to manipulate everyday items.

 

Socioemotional Skills:

Open-ended opportunities for children to experience independent and cooperative play, as well as explore their abilities, life experiences, and emotions.

 

Creativity:

Children's imagination can run wild through playing and creating.

 

Language and Literacy:

As children discuss their creations with parents, siblings and friends, they create and learn new vocabulary.

 

Science and Mathematics:

Through trial and error, children explore; shape design, size comparison and new concepts.

 

Sensorimotor:

A lot like a stress ball, playdough is a stress reliever.

 

Kinaesthetic Learning:

Squishing, smashing, pushing, pulling, twisting, cutting - this is what makes playdough fun! Playdough is all about hands-on exploration, which provides children an opportunity to learn through play.

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