Playdough is loved by kids everywhere. It is so versatile. It appeals to a wide age range of kids. It is portable. It is fun!!
Playdough is great for sensory exploration, fine motor manipulation, finger isolation and imaginary play. Playdough can also be useful to help a child learn concepts such as shapes, numbers and letters.
Here are some of our favourite ways to use playdough. You could "invite" your child to play with one of the playdough props below each time they play.
I love the playdough mats designed by "Planet of the Apels". I have printed and laminated them. I have used them with my kids in therapy. I've also used them with my own kids and given away complete sets with some playdough as a gift. You can find these free printables here.
Here are a few helpful playdough tips:
Hi, I'm Cindy and I am an Occupational Therapist. I enjoy working creatively with children to see them reach their potential. Read more about me here.
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