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    6 Hidden Benefits of PlayDough

    It’s the perfect weather for some indoor playdough fun. ️ This is definitely one of M’s daily faves! Aside from your regular fine motor benefits – there are ways playdough works on the most fundamental components of development in amazing and simple ways we do not always see at the forefront. . 1. Bilateral Coordination  Playdough allows the use of both sides of the body when given the opportunity. This is a pre-requisite for practically all daily living tasks (writing, buttoning, dressing, eating, etc) 2. Hand Dexterity  I’ve seen M’s Hand strength improve so amazingly with his playdough set. It’s a great way to build tiny muscle strength in the hands which…

  • FREE PRINTABLE: Valentine’s Day Playdough Mats

    I’ve created a little FREEBIE Printable for you to use with your kids during playdough activities this Valentines Day! Playdough is a much loved activity in our home (for both of us) and with its endless benefits – this makes the perfect go-to activity – any day! These mats are reusable and need to be laminated. If you do not have a laminator – simply use clear buff tape on both sides of the paper to create a sturdier mat. I’ve created these playdough mats with the following developmental benefits in mind: – The colours, placement and patterns help to build on your child’s visual perceptual skills (figure ground and…