The large and small muscles of the hands and forearms require good strength, stability and mobility. These work together for good finger dexterity needed when using writing tools such as chalk, pencils and crayons.
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I have been itching to try out salt dough with the kids and wanted to see how pliable the dough is and how practical it is too use with kids. I am now hooked! It is [...]
Big Y is 7 and currently required to produce larger amounts of handwriting in the classroom for literacy. The frustration often for children at this age is that they cannot write down their thoughts as fast as [...]
Little M wanted to create something with playdough. She had recently done a lot of the traditional playdough play with rollers and cutters. I wanted to work on her finger dexterity and bilateral coordination. So I [...]
A trip to Wilkinsons for cleaning products often turns into a craft finding hunt. Although the cleaning product aisle is a few rows down, the magnetic force of the arts, crafts and stationery section is [...]
There are loads of blogs around that have been posting recipes for playdough. This two ingredient playdough found on the Kids Activities Blog website seemed like a good one to try. The recipe requires one part hair [...]