Playdough in three assorted colours of 200 grams each. A super squishy texture to help children with sensory modulation issues. Children who have sensory processing issues derive huge benefit from playing with squishy, squashy, elastic, resisted toys, and textures.
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We proudly create super-soft Playdough wrapped in cellophane and placed in a sealed tub consisting of three assorted colours of 200 grams each. Playdough is great for encouraging creativity in children. They can shape and mould it, and use Playdough rollers and cutters to form and cut out shapes. Children can create their own three-dimensional models and then squash them flat and start again.
Contents: Playdough in three assorted colours of 200 grams each (600 grams total).
Ages: From 18 months and up.
Caution! - Use under adult supervision for toddlers and younger children as it can be a potential choking hazard.
Here are some Playdough activities:
Rolling Playdough Using a Child-Sized Rolling Pin: This is a great activity for developing good wrist extension and bilateral coordination within both hands working together. The child needs to apply the same pressure with each hand pushing downwards, otherwise the Playdough will be squashed flatter on the one side.
Cutting Out Shapes Using Plastic Cutters: This typical nursery school task encourages children to create their own "cut out puzzles". The child learns about shapes and the spaces they occupy in this wonderful easy task.
Moulding Shapes and Objects: Children can really work their manipulative hand skills and apply their creative skills when moulding shapes themselves, instead of relying on plastic cutters to do the job. Use different colours of Playdough for different parts of the creation. For example, in making a tortoise, the child could use one colour for the shell, and different colours for the head and legs. He can then roll tiny balls of a different colour to make the eyes.
Mixing Playdough Colours to Create a New Colour: This is the most wonderful way to help a child to build hand muscle strength and manipulative hand skills. Break off a small quantity of two different colours. The total quantity of Playdough should be just big enough for the child to hold comfortably in his cupped hand. Using his thumbs and all his fingers, the child squeezes and squishes the Playdough, while still trying to keep it all in one ball. This of course is most difficult, as bits of Playdough break off and fall. Encourage your child to be mindful and to watch what he is doing, and to pick up all the bits that fall off, and to put them back into his ever-changing coloured ball. The child keeps going at this job until the ball is a new colour.
Rolling Tiny Balls and Tiny Snakes: This is a task for children from about age 5. The child rolls a tiny piece of Playdough, about the size of a pea, between his fingers to crate long sausage shapes, tiny worms, or tiny snakes. This task is easier than the next task, in which the shape changes to a lovely round tiny ball.
Playdough Ingredients: Wheat flour, salt, sunflower, alum powder, and food colourant. It should preferably not be eaten, but as toddlers are likely to taste it, it's good to know that it is non-toxic.