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Family Fridays: Playing with Play Dough!


Do you remember how much fun it was as a kid playing with play dough? While it's a great way to help a child's imagination run wild, play dough isn't only about fun and games. Did you know that playing with play dough can help children in developing their fine motor skills? For example, pushing, smashing, rolling, and pulling apart play dough helps build arm and shoulder strength. This in turn supports building hand skills.


For ideas on how to not only have fun with play dough but help your child develop their fine motor skills, check out this article from Mama OT. Interested in making your own play dough at home? Watch the video above! Also, be sure to tag us using @dcaeyc1 on Facebook and @dcaeyc on Twitter or Instagram on anything you post about your play dough adventures.


How to Make Play Dough from Sea Lemon:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAIAm6BF0fs&t=67s


12 Simple Play Dough Activities for Preschoolers from Mama OT:

http://mamaot.com/12-simple-play-dough-activities-for-preschoolers/


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