Play Dough Learning Mats: Children won’t even realise they’re learning as they enjoy these multi-sensory mats! Perfect for at-home play or preschools, these simple activity learning mats will get kids working on forming sight words, letters, shapes, rhyming words, CVC words, numbers and more!
Benefits Play Dough Learning Mats
These learning mats are perfect for Literacy and Numeracy Development. We all know that play dough is tactile, fun and great for a range of multi-sensory early developmental play.
But it can also be used in creative, playful ways to promote early literacy and numeracy skills in a hands on way. Here are some of the benefits of incorporating play dough:
- Enhances fine motor skills
- Improves pre-writing skills
- Enhances creativity and imagination
- Develops hand-eye coordination
- Promotes social skills
- Develops curiosity and knowledge
Here’s a short video detailing the various benefits of play dough!
From the author: “Who doesn’t love playdough? It is fun and the possibilities are endless! Let’s not forget the benefits that it provides for children (and adults too!). This video outlines 10 benefits of playing with playdough.”
Early Development Play
Early development play is important. Kids will love these learning mats not only because they can be used with dough but because you can literally use ANY materials such as counters, mini erasers, buttons etc to ‘build letters, numbers and shapes’ on these mats.
Here’s an example of how these number sense mats are used with counting cubes.
Multi-sensory and Multi-skilled Mats
These learning mats include options for reading, writing and tracing. Students will identify the letter on the mat, build it using play dough. They will find and circle the letter, then read a word that begins with this letter three times. FInally, they will trace and write the letter independently.
Here’s an example from the alphabet lowercase activity kit.
Sight Word Play Dough Learning Mats FREE
Try these sight word learning mats for free with your kiddos. I want kids to benefit from these 100%. I would love for you to try them out with your students and see how they react to them, and then come back and purchase the bundle if you feel that you will truly benefit from it!
I have added a CVC kit, a Rhyming Kit, and a 2D shapes kit. I will be adding to this in the future as well and you will get these updates FOR FREE if you’ve purchased the bundle!