Play-dough mats, dough, slime, and anything colorful and sticky…….everyone’s in love! Kids of all ages cannot get enough slime and dough. Some of our most popular posts involve different recipes, click on each for the directions and photos: unicorn dough
, peeps dough
, gingerbread scented dough
, fruity fun dough (8 ways).
Many children with special needs struggle to engage in pretend play. Using mats and setting up play helps kids to learn how to use imagination. Remember that kids learn through playing and when creativity is used along with logic, BOTH sides of the brain are engaged. The right side of the brain is known as the creative, thoughtful, artsy and the left brain is strong in logic, analysis, and facts. Additionally, playing with dough with both hands together helps with bilateral integration. Kids don’t even realize they are working on critical skills for functional use.