If you have children or teach them, you know they like to get their hands on everything; even dirt and mud. While we might be quick to stop them or clean their hands off, children are hands-on learners, and something as simple as playing in the mud is developing skills we might not realize.
That’s why our program director, Beverly Wright, took to the Fox 16 Good Day Arkansas set on Monday to show parents, grandparents and viewers alike how the power of playdough teaches a child math and science in six easy steps.
Don’t worry. If you didn’t catch the segment live, you can watch it here.
If you haven’t read the 10 things every parent should know about play, we recommend it. There are lots of ideas and activities to increase brain development and early-learning skills. We even have an entire section of resources ready to help parents understand how children learn through play. Whether you’re a parent, guardian, family member or teacher, take a moment to read or share these free resources.