Play dough | The benefits of play dough are endless. It can improve fine motor skills and hand eye coordination, provides an outlet for creativity, and sensory stimulation.
At @new_england_behaviour_support we use it as a stress reducer. Kneading play dough and forming it into shapes is similar to doing progressive muscle relaxation on the arms. It causes children to tighten and release their arm muscles, thereby helping them relieve built up tension.
Hint for making it fun: Make your own play dough with this awesome recipe from @the.small.folk. To get your child more involved, add oils for a nice scent, add oatmeal, rice, or glitter for extra texture, or mix various colors to make new shades,
You can encourage play dough prior to or during transitions and following emotional escalations to relieve some stress 🌱
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