Benefits of Play Dough

Improves fine motor skills

Children develop and strengthen the hand muscles when crushing, rolling, flattening, shaping or cutting the dough. Strengthened hand muscles also help children develop good motor skills.

Improves pre-writing skills

When children play with play dough, the gripper grip (squeezing the index finger and thumb to grasp an object) develops. An improved gripper improves children’s pre-writing skills.

Design and imagination

If children use various molds to play with play dough, the design will further enhance their imagination. Dough molds offer children unlimited possibilities in molding dough; food, animals, decorations, flowers, shapes and more can create games by making artifacts.

Improves hand-eye coordination

The use of various shapes and rollers while playing with play dough improves children’s hand-eye coordination.

Design and imagination

If children use various molds to play with play dough, the design will further enhance their imagination. Dough molds offer children unlimited possibilities in molding dough; food, animals, decorations, flowers, shapes and more can create games by making artifacts.

Improves hand-eye coordination

The use of various shapes and rollers while playing with play dough improves children’s hand-eye coordination.

Calming effect

Is your child often restless and unable to express his or her feelings?

Give him some play dough to play with. Sitting in one place and crushing play dough will have a calming and soothing effect on children.

It will also give her a great option to express her feelings.

Social skills

Children will interact, talk, discuss problems, and add great art to the game when they play dough games with other siblings, friends, or you.

Thus, playing with the dough will improve children’s social skills.

Increases curiosity and knowledge

When children mix 2 different color play dough and discover a new color or learn to make dough in different ways with molds, all this will stimulate their curiosity, help them increase their knowledge and learn new things by asking a variety of questions.

When your child asks you to play with him, how about you join his play to help you make the most of the use of play dough?

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