Play Dough is a great sensory tool. It can be squished, squeeze and rolled. Apart from it’s tactile properties, it can also be scented to provide an olfactory sensory experience.
Fine Motor Skills
Playing with Play Dough strengthens the wrists, hands and arms. Pinching, rolling, poking and squeezing strengthens the fingers which will later help your child with a pincer grasp when writing.
Imaginity play is one of the most important activities in the early years of childhood development. Play Dough is open ended and creativity endless. Baking a cake, making animals, erupting a volcano, are all examples of immersive imaginative play.
Hand Eye Coordination
Exploring the movement and textures of Play Dough helps with hand eye coordination. Building intentional shapes, rolling snakes, watching the dough get smooshed down flat, all help the child develop the relationship between what is happening from their hand to their eye.