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Fine motor skills are developed: the acts of squishing, rolling, flattening, etc. help your children develop muscles used in their hands. This is useful for fine motor movements they’ll be doing later on, such as holding a pencil or using scissors.
Using orange essence adds to the sensory experience of playing with play dough. It also creates an association with colour and smell. The play dough is made using a basic play dough recipe with added orange essence and orange coloured food dye to imitate that of real oranges. You can also mix leaves with the playdough to add an extra sensory element.
While making the play dough, encourage your child to touch and feel while learning about different ingredients and colours.
How to make orange-scented playdough: