Right from birth and through a child’s growing years, children use their senses to make sense of the world around them. Children learn by smelling, touching, tasting and hearing. By providing opportunities for kids to explore the world around them, we strengthen their senses and assist their brain development. Teachers and parents are always in search of new methods to make learning fun. Activities that encourage a child to use their imagination are the best for their mental, physical and overall development. They help to build stronger nerve connections with the brain. The importance of art and craft in the foundation years of a child cannot be emphasised enough. Kids love to create with their hands. The learning activities that you introduce to your child needs to be engaging. Every child needs to encouraged with art that matches their development level. If a child is not interested in drawing, have you considered clay/play dough? A piece of clay is a perfect match if your child is old enough to play with it. Play dough can be anything your child imagines it to be. There can never be any wrong or right with the outcome of your child’s creation. It works as a creative outlet for your child.
Squishing, pressing, smashing, cutting…these simple self-initiated action are all about curiosity and creativity, learning and play. Play dough is very versatile in nature. Therefore, every child connects with it easily and are ready to play with instantly. When a child notices a change in the clay, he is learning that his actions have a consequence. This encourages a child to experiment more with the soft piece of play dough in his hand. Clay stimulates the child’s brain to build what he imagines. The squeezing and pinching actions help to build the hand muscles and strengthen a child’s hand to hold everyday things such as spoons, cups, plates, pencils, erasers and scissors & tools. Making shapes by pushing a cookie cutter or pulling a rolling pin over the dough, all these actions put pressure on your child’s joints and make them stronger. Play dough is like a stress reliever, it works like a stress ball for kids. Each action aids development in a different way along with hand-eye coordination and concentration.
Working with a piece of clay is so fascinating for a child that they can play for long periods without any adult supervision. Kids love to squeeze it, hit it, poke it as each time they play with the clay, it responds by adjusting itself the way it has been pushed by a child. This motivates a child to keep experimenting with the piece of play dough. At an early age if a child learns that he can create anything that he imagines then he is more likely to be more creative than a child that plays with toys brought from a toy store. Clay is one of the few materials available for kids today that immediately materialises into what they have created in their mind.
Try using clay/ play dough along with your child and inspire them to create, build and express their own ideas, thoughts and expressions. Teach your child how it can be cut and mixed with water to change its texture. Show your kid how to pinch, roll, squeeze and mould the dough into different shapes. You can find play dough sets on the online premier shopping website Paytm Mall. On Paytm Mall, you will get everything from spatulas, knives & tools for kids to assist them with building their next masterpieces. There is a complete section dedicated to art and craftwork, where wide range art tools ranging from colours to combos drawing sets that are available at affordable & reasonable prices. There are deals and discounts available to our customers every single day. We believe in providing our customers a choice of brands to choose from at the best price in India. Not only is Paytm Mall a one stop shop for all your shopping needs but it also comes to you at the convenience from your home. There are Cashback offers also available for our online customers. Experience a different world of shopping Paytm Mall.