Play Dough Learning Mats for Literacy and Numeracy Development

We all know that play dough is tactile, fun and great for all multi-sensory early developmental play. But it can also be used in creative, playful ways to promote early literacy and numeracy skills in a hands on way. There really is no need for worksheets when we have such a great resource to hand!

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An Irresistible Word Scavenger Hunt

A fabulous article about an outdoor playful literacy activity by Malia from Playdough to Plato. Enjoy! ___________________________________________ I love making learning entertaining and this outdoor word scavenger hunt definitely does just that. As children race around tracing labels for common backyard objects, they don’t even notice that they are practicing reading and writing. It’s brilliantly

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Play Dough Letter Impressions

We used play dough and wooden letters to make some letter impressions! Playful literacy learning with play dough, wooden letters and beads A great way to incorporate some playful literacy through letter recognition, sensory alphabet learning and most importantly, FUN!

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Salt Dough Initials

We LOVE using salt dough for making little models, taking prints from nature and for learning a little during all that play. Salt dough is one of the easiest things to make at home and requires only 3 very simple ingredients!  Cakie has been extremely interested in learning to recognise her name lately and can spot

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Eric Carle Initial Art

After we made the Eric Carle inspired tissue paper prints this week I thought it would be nice to turn them into some wall art for the girls rooms. I saw a lovely idea for cutting art work into initials *somewhere* recently (if it was you, please

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