The Wonderful World of Kindergarten

Welcome to our Reggio Emilia inspired classroom at Dr. David Suzuki School.

Friday, 27 September 2013

Making Playdough and Baking Clay

Playdough is a very important centre in our classroom. Not only does it encourage children to be artists, sculpting and creating with a new and exciting medium, it helps build the essential fine motor strength and control needed to be successful writers later on.

Instead of using pre-made playdough from the store, we encourage the children to help make it with us in the kitchen. This provides them with a cooking experience that encourages procedural language (when discussing the steps of the recipe), measurement (when counting and scooping out the ingredients), and personal/social development (turn taking).
The children are often very eager and excited to play with the dough because they are personally invested in making it!

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