Playdough is one of those inventions that is not only fun to play with, but also helps in your child’s development. Although it is a mess to clean up, playdough has a wide range of developmental, learning, and sensory benefits for children.
These are the following benefits your children can get when playing with the playdough:
Develop fine motor skills
When children are playing with the playdough, rolling, squishing or poking it, they are building strength in the muscles in their fingers and hands. This will help them in holding a pencil, coloring or manipulating items such as scissors, and buttons.
Improve social skills
Playing with playdough will enhance your child’s social skills. When your child and other kids are playing with the playdough together, they interact, share their ideas or just simply work together in creating a piece.
This helps your child to get out of their comfort zone and engage with others.
Enhances hand-eye coordination
The rolling pins and the cookie cutters that come along with the playdough is a great way for enhancing your child’s hand-eye coordination.
Calming for children
Playdough has a calming and soothing effect on a child. Playing with it can help ease your child’s tension, and improve focus. If your child is getting restless or cranky, just give him a container of the soft, squishy play dough and he will be engaged in playing with it for a while.
Playing with playdough improves your child’s creative imagination. Creating objects from scratch encourages your child to think in innovative ways. Using his imagination, a child can mould the playdough in several different things like shapes, house, animals etc.
Playdough is one of those things that should be a part of every childhood due to its many benefits. Not only is it a fun activity for your child, but it helps in their development in numerous ways.