Children like playing with playdough, they love to mold it, and create beautiful designs.
Playdough helps developing fine motor skills of toddlers, and helps them to learn how to hold pens or pencils. At the same time, playdough can help developing cognitive and social skills, when educators and parents encourage children to share their thoughts while they are playing.
It is always a good idea to make your own playdough at home. Homemade playdough is not toxic, and it is edible, just in case. Besides, involving children in making playdough helps them to develop mathematical and scientific skills, and best of all it is really fun!
How to make playdough? It is really easy if you follow Miss Jenny´s recipe:
-1/2C fine salt
-2-3C plain flour
– Food colouring of your choice
-Mix together the salt, oil, water and colour
-Add the flour, half a cup at a time until the right consistency is achieved. The playdough should be smooth and just sticky to touch, but should not stick to your fingers
-No need to keep the dough in the fridge, it should keep for a few weeks in an airtight container