Speech pathologists have a thing for dough-based play. When working with young children, it can be used in a bunch of different ways to help us achieve a variety of goals. Language development is one of the key areas we address through play, as it is a gateway into the development of a thinking child!
When we talk about manipulatives in Play and Early Learning, we are talking about collections of objects, large or small. We are thinking of loose parts, and resources that promote both gross and fine motor skills, and objects that enhance learning opportunities.
Playdough mats are a super easy and fun way to grow little imaginations, develop important fine motor skills as well as practice math and literacy skills.
To celebrate the festive season, get this fun free printable now; 6 must-have Christmas Playdough Mats.
This year the holiday season looks different than every before, in fact, we are all swapping big crowds, events and large family gatherings for smaller catch-ups and lots of family time. There's no better way to get into the festive spirit than Holiday Activities with your little ones.
This year Halloween will probably look a bit different. There are rumours that ‘Surgeon’ costumes are the number 1 choice as it makes the mask a necessity not an accessory! ;)
If you are going out, staying in, dressing up , trick-or-treating or just bouncing off the walls these fun and spooky activities will keep spirits high!