Play dough has so many benefits and is a great add on to our educational sets. Our dough is soft and pliable and comes in a plastic container with air tight seal to ensure long lasting freshness. It is edible so should your little one decide to take a bite, its all ok!
The adantages and benefits of playing with dough are plentiful.
| It develops fine motor skills |
While your kids are molding play dough into different shapes, numbers or letters, they are actually building up strength in their tiny hands. The acts of squishing, rolling, flattening, and more help your children develop muscles used in their hands for fine motor movements useful in the future, such as holding a pencil or using scissors.
| It's calming for children |
Much like the squishy stress ball you pull out from time to time, squeezing play dough is great for helping calm down your kids. Playing with gough can help ease tension, release excess energy, improve focus, and express emotions. If your child is feeling stressed, sit them down with a container of play dough and watch their worries fade away.
| It encourages creativity |
There is an unlimited number of creations your kids can make from play dough. Creating objects from scratch encourages your kids to stretch their imaginations and think in new and innovative ways.
| It enhances hand-eye coordination |
When used along side with our educational boards and sets, play dough can aid in developing your child's hand-eye coordination by forcing them to manipulate the material to create numbers and letters.
| It improves social skills |
When your child works with siblings or even adults (parents, au pairs, grannys...) while playing with play dough, it’s great practice for social settings. Between sharing ideas, discs, and materials, as well as spending ample time together discussing, sounding out letters and counting, your children will get great practice with their social skills. Ask your children to describe their process while they play to help them out of their comfort zone and to engage with others.
| It supports literacy and numeracy |
It's difficult to get kids interested in learning, especially about tricky subjects like reading or math. Play dough is an awesome tool for teaching your children about counting, shapes, descriptions, and more.
| It promotes playtime |
In today's technology-driven world, kids are constantly drawn to the next gadget. Instead of letting your kids sit in front of the TV all day, give them play dough and encourage time spent disconnected. Play dough helps kids slow down and focus on playing while using a number of senses and skills in the process.
If you needed convincing, it's clear now that play dough is worth the trouble of cleaning up. This classic toy has been around for decades, and it's clear why—with this great toy at home, your kids will have fun and develop necessary skills for life.