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!
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
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!)
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.
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!
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.