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 also discussed teaching 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:

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

The parents created symbols of their families with the playdough. Below are some of the creations.

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