HAVING FUN WITH PLAY-DOUGH
02:06 | 17/03/2015

HAVING FUN WITH PLAY-DOUGH

 

Museum Gymboree is open for viewing today! Come see our masterpieces created by our little ones using homemade play-dough.

 

 

Play dough is so easy to make and it is so much fun for kids to play with it. All Children in Gymboree Art class were excited with Play –Dough creative art project .

 

 

We are more than happy to share our Teacher Tammy's favourite recipe:

 

Easy Play-Dough recipe without cream of tartar and no cooking. 

All you need:

-          4 cups of flour

-          1 and ½ cup of salt

-          2 tea spoon oil

-          1 cup hot water

-          Food coloring

 

How to make:

In a mixing bowl, mix hot water, oil and food colouring together. Add flour can stir with spoon. When the mixture comes together, start kneading the dough to get a good texture out of it. Depending on humidity, your dough might be a bit soggier or drier than what we expected, adjust with flour warm water if you need.

 

THE BENEFITS OF PLAYING WITH PLAY-DOUGH

 

Play-dough play is not only fun, it benefits your child too! Experiences using play-dough cover so many areas of learning and development at young children. Play with play-dough not only enhances children’s Physical Health and Development, Emotional Development but also promotes their Social Development and Interactions. Let’s have a look on some benefits of playing with Play-dough

 

  • Fine motor developmentThe malleable properties of Play-Dough make it fun for investigation and exploration as well as secretly building up strength in all the tiny hand muscles and tendons, making them ready for pencil and scissor control later on.
  • Imagination and CreativityPlay-dough is the perfect medium for numerous types of imaginative play and can represent so many things of child’s eyes.
  • Social and emotional development: Playing with and pounding on playdough can offer all children a healthy and safe outlet for releasing extra energy and expressing their feelings. Can you image how your little one feeling of excitement when accomplish new task with dough? It helps to build up your child self-esteem in fun way!
  • Math’s and Literacy development: In more focused play, play dough can be used as a fantastic way to practice letter and number work. Children can form letters of the alphabet, spell out their own name, make numbers, form 2D and 3D shapes, compare lengths/ thickness/weights, count out rolled balls to match numeral card, match and sort by colour, etc.
  • Children also practice reasoning and problem solving through actively exploring materials and comparing and contrasting objects, actions

 

Start to make your own play-dough and spend time on  a  collaborative project with your little one are  all  meaningful  and  important  experiences. Find more tips to play with Play-Dough. 

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