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Early Childhood and Learning With Playdough

There is a creative way to use playdough to teach almost, anything. Little ones need the opportunity to develop fine motor skills. I use playdough in order to teach letters and numbers, quite frequently. I made the no-cook play dough in this picture. I will list the recipe below.

numbers playdough Screen Shot 2015-10-23 at 4.41.39 PM

In this picture. I am using playdough to teach a few Early Childhood concepts. Number recognition, also, one-to-one correspondence. Can you show me 3 cookies? Can you give me 2 cookies? These are questions that can be easily incorporated into everyday parent-child conversations.

A strong foundation in numbers is essential. Math is a subject that builds; you can’t go on to the next mathematical concept until you have a strong concept of the current. Some parents want to skip… you simply can’t. You can’t build the 3rd floor of a house until the foundation is built, floor 1, and floor 2 are done. It’s pretty much, the same thing with Math.

My favorite play dough recipe

1 C Flour  

1 C Water  — Hot water … pour in slowly

1/4 C Salt  

1 TBSP Vegetable Oil  

2 tsp Cream of Tarter  

1 C Water  — Hot water … pour in slowly

Food Coloring

 Mix the ingredients well, I usually put the water in last. At first, the playdough texture may not seem right. It usually gets better the next morning.

Thanks For Reading,

I. Monae

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