Sensory experiences are engaging, develop curiosity and are often calming for young children. Playdough is one sensory play medium but supports young children's learning in several ways.
Play dough is...
Calming - aids well-being, a good “mindfulness” activity, assists language development and social communication
Absorbing - helps children to develop concentration and perseverance
Malleable - good for hand eye coordination, fine motor development, learning how materials behave
- Transformative - supports pretend play, symbolic thinking
* please note that playdough recipes are not edible