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We Love Playdough!

Volume One of Connecting to Learn contains a handout with great information about what can be learned with playdough!

Here are a few highlights, along with the playdough recipe.

  • Aids in language and literacy development.

  • Strengthens hands and improves fine motor control.

  • Encourages imaginative and cooperative play.

Here’s our favorite play dough recipe (it is also included in C2L):

2 c. water - heated to boiling in microwave

4 t. cream of tartar

1 c. salt

4 T oil (baby, vegetable, or canola)

2-3 c. flour

Mix together in a metal dish with a metal spoon until well blended. Turn onto a floured surface to finish mixing. Add flour to desired consistency. Store in an airtight container. Will last for months.

Just for fun, try…

  • Swapping out ½ of the flour and adding in cocoa powder.

  • Add spices like cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice

  • Add food coloring or kool aid

  • Add vanilla, almond, peppermint, or orange extract

Don't limit your playdough use to the child space - bring it into the parent room too! Parents love to de-stress with some playdough time as they discuss the days topic.


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