Playdough Ages: 48 months (4 years) Directions: The playdough texture is pliable. Children can squeeze, pinch, knead, and pull it into different shapes in order to make pictures and designs. Additionally use their imagination to create their own invention. As well as recreating items that they personally enjoy like animals, cars, balls, snowmen, and play food. Developmentally Appropriateness: Playdough is also known as a go-to educational toy for young children. Playdough is used in many preschools to help teach children how to recognize and form letters and numbers. Children can use the playdough tools to strengthen their hands, which is needed for later holding a pencil to write. With supervision, at home and at preschool, many children like to use their playdough with kitchen utensils like plastic cookie cutters, rolling pins and garlic presses. When using playdough many children practice rolling and rearranging playdough into letters and numbers. Children can also use playdough to learn about colors because playdough can be mixed and swirled. Playdough is a fun sensory activity. Many children
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- Fall '19
- Play-Doh, Michelle Moen