Play dough is one of those must haves in every early childhood classroom. It is highly attractive to young children which leads to many hours of creative play.
Enhance the learning experience by adding play dough mats and picture word cards to your play dough center.
Children will build on their...
Social Skills: such as sharing, taking turns, conflict negotiation and peer interactions.
Language Development: as children work together they listen, speak and understand the communication of others.
Building Fine Motor: prepares children for writing and cutting. Play dough builds their hand muscles as they squeeze, pinch, roll, pock and mold the dough.
Math Concepts: As children are molding play dough they are discussing and observing things like (bigger, smaller, longer, shorter, heavy, light). If you add items to the play they are counting and identifying numbers.
Literacy Learning: Children can roll and learn letter formation.