September is the month when Summer turns to Autumn. Play time is over, it’s back to school for all. So even though I’m sad, how fast the Summer ends, I’m really glad I have the chance to meet and make new friends ; )
Look how busy we are each morning while playing with the play dough.
Benefits of Playdough Play:
- Fine Motor Skill Development: great for strengthening muscle tone in little hands – squishing, squashing, rolling, flattening play dough all develop children’s muscles and encourage prewriting and other skills such as cutting with a scissors, using a tweezers, holding a pencil etc.
- Calming and therapeutic:simply sitting and squashing and rolling a piece of playdough in our hand is a very calming and soothing activity.
- Creativity and imagination:the possibilities for playdough play are limitless 🙂
- Develops hand-eye co-ordination:by using a variety of materials and objects in playdough play can enhance hand-eye co-ordination.
- Social skills: any activity where children are hands-on involved creates a fantastic opportunity for developing social skills. Playing with play dough in small groups and or with adults presents lots of opportunities for talk and discussion, playing collaboratively, problem solving and planning with others. We encourage children to describe what they are doing while they play.
- Literacy and Numeracy development: This is what we created this morning (25/09).
When our fingers are ready we begin to write.
but … nothing is more important than have a friend in the classroom 🙂 we decided to make a circle of friends 🙂 We also learned to mix some of the colours to make pink.
Work in progress – Every child is a different kind of flower, and all together make this world a beautiful garden ; ) (26th/09/2017)
Adding props (pasta) to play dough is just one more way to invite new interest in the play dough experience. It is a wonderful resource that fosters play, communication, improves maths skills, imagination and creativity. We had great fun today. Well done to all 😉 (27th/09/2017)
Today we finished our garden ; ) In our garden when we work together, we grow together 😉 (28th/09)
Today we had great fun as we added some wooden sticks to play dough. We used our imagination to create 3D shape (cube) and much more. We talked about it and we made up stories about our creatures. These activity will help us to develop fine motor skills, pre-writing skills and communication skills. Well done 🙂 (29.09)
We said goodby to September to welcome a new month on Monday 😉 We hope the weather will be better in October 😉 See you soon 😉