Friday, November 14, 2014

OT Approved Toy | Play-Doh

I LOVE Play-Doh! I use Play-Doh nearly every day in my therapy sessions because I'm able to address so many different skills with it. Oh, and the kids love it, too! The original Play-Doh comes in a variety of colors, or you can make your own! I personally like to make my own so I can customize the color and even the scent for an extra sensory component. Once you have your Play-Doh, then the fun begins! Grab a few things from your kitchen and start playing! A rolling pin, some cookie cutters, and even toothpicks are a great place to start! OT's also love to use Play-Doh to teach scissor skills. For even more ideas, this post is full of homemade playdough recipes and lots of fun activities.

Best for ages: 2 - 6 years

Skills addressed: 

  • fine motor
  • hand strength
  • grasping
  • bilateral coordination 
  • sensory exploration
  • pretend play


Where to buy:

Play-doh can an typically be found anywhere that toys are sold. You can also find a wide selection of colors and accessories on Amazon. Or, you can go with my personal favorite, and make your own!

For more OT Approved Toys, be sure to stop by my Toy Page.

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post and all opinions are my own. Links to Amazon are affiliate links

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