Playing with plasticine is one of the educational activities from which your child has a lot to learn, but also one of the most soothing and relaxing activities for him. It has a major contribution in both the cognitive and physical development of the child. And the fun and good mood are endless!
At what age can the little one play with plasticine?
Plasticine, that thick, colorful, easily moldable thick dough is one of the most ingenious inventions for entertaining and calming children. There are several types of plasticine, all divided into age groups.
However, no plasticine should be used by children younger than 2 years. There are several reasons why doctors recommend this age:
the child's desire to put plasticine in the mouth appears less and less;
has a more developed ability to understand what you say and to respond to your requests;
less likely to have allergic reactions to components.
Even at this age, children need to be constantly monitored when playing with plasticine. The risk of swallowing or drowning with it is still quite high.
The benefits of plasticine play
The use of plasticine is a learning experience from which little ones benefit greatly:
it helps him gain more control over the movements of the hand and arm, which leads to improved coordination;
it helps to develop creativity and imagination by challenging the little one to give birth to different forms;
it is one of the most effective methods of relaxation and stress control in children;
modeling, tearing and rolling of plasticine helps to develop the muscles of the hands;
it is a way in which the child can express his emotions, feelings, feelings;
splitting and breaking the plasticine into several pieces can help the child learn to count;
if the little boy plays with other children he has the chance to learn what it means to share with other things and play in a group;
if you praise him and encourage him in his attempts to create plastic masterpieces, it helps stimulate self-esteem and self-confidence.
What can your little one do with plasticine?
Whatever you want! Any form you give it is a masterpiece! But you can subtly guide him to improve and sculpt his talent by giving him all kinds of ideas.
to make plasticine snakes, incorporating more colors;
teach the child to stretch a sheet of plasticine and to make various shapes with the objects in the house (make circles with the edges of a glass for example, squares with the help of boxes, etc.);
teach him to cook plasticine cookies etc.
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