October 27, 2012

Three Ways with Playdough

Here are three invitations to your child to try something new with the playdough.

Get Cutting!  Cutting playdough is a wonderful activity for children in that stage of learning to use scissors and wanting to cut everything.  Cutting playdough also provides a lot more sensory feedback than cutting paper.
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Roll and Count! This is a great way to get little fingers rolling balls, counting and practising one-to-one correspondence (one-to-one correspondence is the mathematical skills of counting one number name for each object)
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Add natural materials.  I added leaves and sticks, but you could also include rocks and/or shells.
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The sticks and leaves inspired my 4 y.o. to create a garden.
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