The Benefits of Playdough in Early Childhood

The Benefits of Playdough in Early Childhood

Why is playdough good for children?

It may look like children are just poking, squishing, and rolling but under the surface there is so much they are learning and gaining that you can not see.

This fun activity is helping children develop the small muscles in their fingers and hands, building strength and dexterity in their hands and fingers, are critical areas of physical development for writing, drawing hand eye coordination. These fine motor skills they are developing also help your child develop the strength and control needed to manipulate everyday items such as scissors, zippers and buttons.This calming activity encourages imagination and creative outlet to help express their emotions.

Looking for a good playdough recipe to make at home with your little ones? This is the recipe that we use at EarlyON!

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