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Play-Doh, continues to offer exciting play and learn opportunities

Play-Doh, 16 Aug 2017
  Open a can of imagination with Play-Doh
The popular Play-Doh brand has evolved over the years to enhance the ever-changing play styles of children by providing imaginative and open-ended play experiences. 
These play experiences allow for essential development and learning opportunities such as:
1.Enhances fine motor skill
Squishing, rolling, flattening or shaping Play-Doh develops and strengthens hand muscles which encourages pre-writing and other motor skills such as cutting with scissors, using tweezers, holding a pencil etc. 

2.Improves pre-writing skills
Actively engaging with Play-Doh develops your child’s pincer grip (the squeezing together of their pointer finger and thumb to grasp an object), which improves pre-writing skills. 

3.Creativity and imagination
Play-Doh provides your child with unlimited moulding possibilities – from creating food replicas, animals, decorations, flowers and more the possibilities are endless. This encourages the development and use of imagination, which inspires creativity.  

4.Calming effect
Sitting and squishing Play-Doh is a very calming and soothing activity. It eases tension, releases extra energy as well as improves focus and concentration. 
5.Develops hand-eye coordination
By using a variety of shapes and rolling pins while playing with Play-Doh, your child can improve their hand-eye-coordination. 

6.Social skills
Playing with Play-Doh in a small group and/or with adults presents opportunities for children to develop social skills such as collaborative problem solving, planning and playing. As well as improving social skills, children can also learn to effectively engage in individual play sharpening their focus, patience and concentration skills.  

7.Increases curiosity and knowledge
Creating different shapes or mixing different Play-Doh colours together to uncover a new colour, can assist children in growing their curiosity, develop cognitive exploration and enhance their mathematical thinking. 

8.Literacy and numeracy development
Activities that encourage children to physically create letters can help promote reading and writing skills. In addition, conversations amongst children and their parents during shared activities can lead to vocabulary growth. With Play-Doh, children can practice their ABC’s with a more freeform, hands-on approach.
A childhood staple since its introduction in 1956, the Play-Doh brand has continued to captivate the imaginations of children across the globe and is the #1 reusable modeling compound, with more than 500 million cans produced each year.   
Since its 1956 debut, the iconic yellow can has expanded into more than 80 countries across the globe with more than 3 billion cans of Play-Doh compound sold, making it one of Hasbro’s leading brands.  
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