The makings of the first day of school bring all sorts of emotions and chaos. Students, families and teachers alike feel the tensions and excitement.
Play Dough you say??? Yes, Play Dough from toddlers to Plato is a tool for learning, easing tensions and developing creative results. The work of play provides a magnitude of learning opportunities.
Play Dough helps students keep their hands busy and minds relaxed. Words can be difficult to express in adults, not to mention 1st-day students, using a tool to show a representation of an experience, feelings or communicate therapists say is powerful.
This is why I will be using Play Dough on the first day to build self-esteem, imagination, and create a culture of calmness.
This is not child’s play this is an expressive work of the heart that involves engagement, openness and the ability to develop self-autonomy thoughts and ideas.