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Benefits of play dough play – KEC

  • 21 April 2015

Benefits of play dough play

Fine motor skill :

Strengthening muscle bone in little hands squishing, squashing, rolling, flattening play dough all develop children’s muscles and encourage pre-writing and other skills such as cutting with a pair of scissors, using a tweezers, holding a pencil.


Calmins and Therapeutic :

Sitting and squashing and rolling a piece of play dough in hand are a very calming and soothing activity.
This activity eases tension and releases extra energy. Improves focus and concentration. Can be a great outlet for children to express their emotions.

Creativity and imagination:

Kids love to create many things they see, observe and imagine.
They make cakes, pizzas, houses, animals etc. If children are provided with wide variety of materials to use with play dough, they will be inspired creativity and imagination skills.

Develop hand, eye coordination :

By using a variety of materials and objects in play dough play can enhance hand, eye coordination.

Social Skills :

Any activity where children are hands on involved creates a fantastic opportunity for developing social skills. Playing with a play dough in small group and or with adults presents lots of possibilities for talk and discussion, playing collaboratively problem solving and planning with others.

Mrs.Asmara Azhar,


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