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Robin Hood Primary School

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Malleable Area

Malleable Area

The malleable properties of play dough make it fun for investigation and exploration as well as secretly building up strength in all the tiny hand muscles and tendons, making them ready for pencil and scissor control later on. 

As part of simple, tactile play it can be squashed, squeezed, rolled, flattened, chopped, cut, scored, raked, punctured, poked and shredded! Each one of these different actions aids fine motor development in a different way, not to mention hand-eye co ordination and general concentration. And as soon as you add another element to it, like essences, natural materials, colouring etc. the list of benefits and creative play possibilities continues to grow!  

We make our hands and fingers really strong in the Play dough Area!