If there’s anything this lockdown has reminded us, it’s that crafts are so important to keep kids happy and stimulated. And if there’s one consistent crowd-pleaser, it’s Play-Doh, and this week we’re giving away one hamper worth R800. The hamper will include eight Play-Doh tubs in various colours, as well as a Play-Doh numbers and counting playset.
The Play-Doh brand has been loved and trusted by kids and families for more than 60 years. Play-Doh is regularly used in classrooms to help spark creativity and help kids practise fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and creativity.
Here are some other benefits:
Enhanced fine motor skill – Squishing, rolling, flattening or shaping Play-Doh develops and strengthens hand muscles which encourages pre-writing and other motor skills such as cutting with scissors, using tweezers, holding a pencil etc.
Improves pre-writing skills – actively engaging with Play-Doh develops your child’s pincer grip (the squeezing together of their pointer finger and thumb to grasp an object), which improves pre-writing skills.
Creativity and imagination – Play-Doh provides your child with unlimited moulding possibilities. From creating food replicas, animals, decorations, flowers and more, the possibilities are endless. This encourages the development and use of imagination, which inspires creativity.
Calming effect – Sitting and squishing Play-Doh is a very calming and soothing activity. It eases tension, releases extra energy as well as improves focus and concentration.
Develops hand-eye coordination – By using a variety of shapes and rolling pins while playing with Play-Doh, your child can improve their hand-eye-coordination.
Social skills – Playing with Play-Doh in a small group and/or with adults presents opportunities for children to develop social skills such as collaborative problem solving, planning and playing. As well as improving social skills, children can also learn to effectively engage in individual play sharpening their focus, patience and concentration skills.
Increases curiosity and knowledge – Creating different shapes or mixing different Play-Doh colours together to uncover a new colour, can assist children in growing their curiosity, develop cognitive exploration and enhance their mathematical thinking.
Literacy and numeracy development – Activities that encourage children to physically create letters can help promote reading and writing skills. In addition, conversations among children and their parents during shared activities can lead to vocabulary growth. With Play-Doh, children can practise their ABCs with a more freeform, hands-on approach.
WIN* Play-Doh hamper worth R800!
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED
To enter, fill in the form and tell us what you love about Play-Doh. The winner will be announced on our Facebook page and then emailed.
*BYY T’s and C’s apply.
Closing date: Thursday, 9 April 2020 at 11am.
This competition is open to South African residents only.
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The prize will only be dispatched after the lockdown period and cannot be exchanged for anything else.