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Developmental and Therapeutic Uses for Playdoh [ Fine Motor Skills]

August 19, 2018 by Kinetic Kids, Inc.

Developmental and Therapeutic Uses for Playdoh [SLIDESHARE, Autism, Handwriting, Fine Motor Development, Pediatric Occupational Therapy, Pediatric Speech Therapy]  This common household items and children’s toys that have great therapeutic value when used or played with by children.  The functional applications of using it are vast and important in a child's development.  Learn more here!



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Who doesn't like chocolate? It tastes divine and smells wonderful!   [preschoolers]

We have a great recipe for chocolate scented play doh that we hope you and your little one will enjoy! This recipe isn't edible so adult supervision is definitely recommended!

Need some other cool ideas?

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Chocolate Scented Playdough Recipe:

Your wonderful smelling awesome-sauce awaits you!  Enjoy!!

Ingredient 1little girl playing with play doh.jpg  1  1/4 cups flour

Ingredient 2:   1/2 cup cocoa powder

Ingredient 3:   1/2 cup salt

Ingredient 4:   1/2 tablespoon cream of tartar

Ingredient 5:  1/2 tablespoon cooking oil

Ingredient 6:               

1 cup boiling water.

Mix flour, cocoa powder, salt, and cream of tartar together. Add cooking oil and boiling water to mixture. Stir quickly and mix well. Cook over low heat until dough forms a ball. When cool, mix with your hands. Store in airtight container.

Please keep the following information in mind:

  • Please do not allow your child to eat the play dough once it's finished.
  • Encourage your little one to explore the feel, movement, and texture of the dough
  • Mix objects that aren't too small (to prevent accidental swallowing/choking) into the dough and have your child find each object.
  • Have fun!!  sensory activities for children with autism

Would you like some practical sensory coping strategies to use during the holidays?

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The following brief but festive slideshare gives you just that and more:  

  1. Ideas on creating a sensory friendly environment
  2. A thorough brushing protocol

Sensory Coping Strategies & Brushing Protocol


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Until next time!!  :)

 Reference:  http://nspt4kids.com/therapy/12-ways-to-help-your-child-who-is-sensitive-to-textures-tags-socks-sand/

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Topics: pediatric occupational therapy, fine motor skills

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