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Back to Basics Playdough

Strategies for creating engaging playdough experiences in your ECE curriculum
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Never think about what to do with playdough again!

As early childhood educators we have a broad repertoire of skills and knowledge that enable us to teach young children effectively. But having the basics in our tool belt ensures our every day curriculum is covered and we never get stuck for great ideas.

Our "Back to Basics" toolbox provides inspiration and strategies for early years educators to create engaging play dough experiences that are educational AND that children will LOVE! 

Who is this for?

This short course is for educators who want to build up their repertoire of play dough ideas and light the spark of joy in their early years curriculum.

Learning Time

This self-paced course is approximately 2 hours of learning time.

Skill Level

Suitable for beginner to experienced ECE teachers and leaders.

What will you learn?

In this toolbox we explore twenty dynamic strategies carefully crafted to spark creativity, foster learning, and ignite joy in young children. Drawing on the principles of child-centered learning and the significance of hands-on exploration, you will discover innovative ways to integrate play dough into various aspects of the curriculum, including literacy, numeracy, fine motor skills, and socio-emotional development.

From sculpting letters and numbers to constructing miniature worlds, you will learn how play dough can serve as a springboard for imaginative expression and collaborative play. Through hands-on activities, recipes, and practical demonstrations, you will gain insights into the profound impact of play dough on children's holistic development.

Included in this course;

  • E booklet: 20 strategies for creating engaging play dough experiences
  • Resource checklist for your play dough space
  • A collection of fun play dough recipes
  • Parent information handouts to share the benefits of play dough with your parents
  • Relevant links and learning outcomes for your planning
  • Printable resources for your play dough area
Certificate of completion provided
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