Life and Playdough

Recently, at one of our weekly parent chats, we made homemade play dough and chatted about how great it is to work together as a family creating something and spending quality time with each other. We talked about how you can teach your children math skills by following a recipe (we had to triple our recipe). There are many other benefits to playing with play dough for children, such as enhancing their creativity / imagination, social/emotional development, as well as fine motor skills. You can read about the power of play dough here:
https://www.naeyc.org/our-work/families/playdough-power

After mashing the warm play dough in our hands we could feel our stress melting away.  This led us into a discussion about ways to relieve stress.  Here are some of the ideas our parents came up with: 

The parents ended up creating symbols of their families with the playdough, and we took a picture.  Here is a picture of our creations.

 
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