The Tot Craft Corner: Sensory Play with Dough

Sensory play is important for forming nerve connections between the body and brain. In this article, we look at how Dough Parlour’s non-toxic dough sets can help kids hone their fine motor skills, think creatively and work through anxiety while having fun!

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By definition, Sensory play is any type of play that stimulates the five senses: touch, taste, sight, hearing and smell.

A classic example of sensory play is getting crafty with play dough. Wonderful for strengthening the tiny muscles and ligaments needed to hold a pencil, zip a jacket or button pants, it can also be an incredibly calming experience for children who suffer from anxiety or hyperactivity. By keeping little hands busy, play dough allows a child’s mind to wander, ponder, imagine and channel excess energy into something creative!

While you’re probably used to dough smelling salty or chemically, you’ll be amazed by the aromas on offer from Dough Parlour. From chocolate to lemon to bubble gum, they’re this generation’s scented markers. (Without the toxic chemicals.) Founded by preschool teacher and mom of four, Natalie Sabri, Dough Parlour makes every order fresh in Canada using non-toxic ingredients. With a range of colors, scents and dough cutter sets, kids will love the sensory experience of touching, seeing, and smelling. (It’s best not to taste!)

Looking for non-toxic play dough and craft ideas? Scroll down to see the latest sets from Dough Parlour!

 

Sensory Activities with Play Dough Ideas

 

Fine Motor Fun

 

Let Them Play Play Dough Kit

 

When paired with the Let Them Play Dough Kit, your tot’s sensory experience with play dough can be taken to the next level!

Designed to help hone the fine motor skills that will eventually help your child develop correct pencil grip, button their coat and tie their shoes, this nature-inspired kit features a rolling pin, hammer, stamps and golf tees!

 

 

Let Them Play Playdough Kit

 

Let Them Play Dough Kit

 

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Letter Formation + Name Play

 

Love finding things that can be personalized? Us too! Lucky for us, Dough Parlour has created adorable double sided custom name boards that come in two different themes: Sail Boat & Airplane or Rainbow & Butterfly!

Perfect for little ones learning how to spell their name and form letters, it also acts as a great background for them to imagine their own creative scene!

 

Dough Parlour Custom Name Mats - Boy

 

Dough Parlour Custom Name Mat + Dough Set – Sail Boat

 

$40

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Dough Parlour Custom Name Mat and Non-toxic play dough

 

Dough Parlour Custom Name Mat + Dough Set – Rainbow

 

$40

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Get Fruity

 

With the Dough Parlour Collector Set or 6 Pack, your tot can make the corresponding fruit, which will help expand their vocabulary, encourage healthy eating, help with color recognition and more! (They also make super great party favors!)

 

 

The Dough Parlour Collector Set - Lemon Lifestyle

 

Dough Parlour Transportation Set - Apple

 

Dough Parlour Unicorn Set - Lemon Lifestyle Image

 

Dough Parlour Collectors Set

 

Dough Parlour Collector Set

 

$79

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Dough Parlour Parlour Set - 6 Pack

 

Dough Parlour Set – 6 Pack

 

$40

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Dough Parlour 3 Pack Set - Fruit

 

Dough Parlour Citrus Set – 3 Pack

 

$20

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Dough Parlour 3 Pack Set - Berries

 

Dough Parlour Berries Set – 3 Pack

 

$20

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Dough Parlour 3 Pack Set - Fruit

 

Dough Parlour Fruit Set – 3 Pack

 

$20

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Spring into Fun

 

The Dough Parlour Garden Gift Set has everything tots need to find their green thumb! (Even when it’s raining outside.) Because the set includes cookie cutter shapes and rolling pin, it’s a wonderful way to work on hand-eye coordination.

 

a garden scene made with dough parlour play dough

 

 

Dough Parlour Garden Set

 

Dough Parlour Garden Gift Set

 

$42

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Things That Go!

 

Does your tot love planes, trains and automobiles? Then the Dough Parlour Transportation Set is exactly what they need! Featuring four scents, cookie cutters and a rolling pin, they’ll be creating an airport or mapping out a road trip til the sun goes down!

 

Dough Parlour Boy Set

 

 

Dough Parlour Transportation Set

 

Dough Parlour Transportation Set

 

$40

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Unicorns and ice cream and rainbows, oh my!

 

For kids who love anything and everything to do with unicorns, rainbows and ice cream, the Dough Parlour Unicorn Gift Set will make all of their wildest dreams come true.

 

Dough Parlour Unicorn Set

 

Dough Parlour Unicorn Set

 

Dough Parlour Unicorn Set

 

$40

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