Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Literacy and Playdough

Playing with playdough has so many benefits for children. From the development of fine motor skills, language skills, opportunities for problem solving and creativity, through to social skills- the list goes on and on...
In the classroom, I put out playdough all the time and it is always a favourite activity .
As the children are beginning to recognise their names and recognise the letters in their friends names and from labels and posters around the room I thought they could experiment with letters at the playdough table.

I put out simple materials like wooden letters, playdough stamps, old scrabble letters,pop sticks and match sticks.

The children made their names, patterns and random words. They talked about which way round the letters should go and they helped each other find letters.
The children were talking, investigating, comparing, sharing, laughing, creating and most importantly- learning through PLAY.

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  1. I love all of the different types of alphabet you have to use with the playdough. Those wooden letters are adorable!

  2. What a lovely invitation to play and learn. I'm featuring this post on my Tuesday Tots round up this week. Thanks for linking up!