Dear Parents and Carers
We often do dough disco in school, an activity that develops fine motor skills, a pre skill for learning to write. Below are a couple of dough disco videos that you may want to do with your child at home. If you haven’t got any playdough, you could use a piece of sponge, a soft ball or even a small soft toy. I have popped a playdough recipe below that you may want to use to make home-made playdough. Your child could then use this to play with and model, as well as use for dough disco.
2 cups of flour
2 cups of warm water
1 cup of salt
2 tablespoons of oil (vegetable, olive, baby oil)
1 tablespoon of cream of tartar (completely optional as this just improves elasticity)
Food colouring (optional)
Mix all the ingredients together and then place in the microwave and heat for a couple of minutes, stirring and then continue heating until it comes away as a dough. It will become a very strange consistency in the process. This could also be undertaken in a pan on the hob. You will then need to knead the dough with a little more flour.
Here are a couple of links that you might enjoy.
I have also attached the link for Wednesday’s maths.