Squishing, rolling, sculpting, molding . . . young children love to play with play dough. Add some props from around the home and play dough play becomes a powerful way to support your child’s learning. This simple preschool staple lets children use their imaginations and strengthen the small muscles in their fingers, the same muscles they will one day use to hold a pencil and write.
When it’s time to clean up pulling all the small objects out of the play dough is very good for our fine motors as well!