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Welcome to my shop where I hope to inspire the love of learning through fun hands-on educational sensory play. Exposing children early on to sensory play in any age-appropriate, child-driven environment is the key to building confidence, knowledge, and mastery. In addition, sensory play is extremely important for children as it supports language development, cognitive growth, fine motor skills, problem-solving skills, and social interaction. As your child learns through play, s/he triggers multiple neurons when tactile, visual and language stimuli are sparked off! Besides, with this Arctic sensory learning kit, all the thinking and prepping was done for you, so the set up should be minimal. Most importantly, this Montessori inspired small-world sensory play-tray will offer opportunities for simple yet engaging activities that promote important developmental skills such as hand-eye coordination, body control, and dexterity.
Did you know that combining the sense of touch with other senses such as vision, hearing, smell, and/or taste helps build cognitive skills? In fact, pediatricians now advocate for simultaneous multi-sensorial stimulation! The nervous system is multisensorial right from its early development stage when a toddler, for example, uses a sense of touch to explore the texture of food, smell and taste to identify it, and the vestibular sense to sit upright at a weaning chair during food offerings. In fact, hands-on learning through the power of sensory play happens all the time! Besides advancing fine motor skills, children also develop language, social interaction, and reasoning skills, as they strengthen neurological pathways within the developing brain! Sensory play also helps develop new synapses between neurons, leading to a lasting memory and brain agility! Thus, I pay homage to the power of sensory play!
Please note, that this Montessori inspired Small-World Arctic Sensory Kit can be modified for smaller children, including babies and toddlers. However, it is mainly designed for preschoolers and kindergartens.
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Please NOTE: the PLAY DOUGH is ALL NATURAL completely NON-TOXIC! It has been hand-made from food-grade ingredients by me with love. Only red-colored play dough is scented with strawberry fragrance oil, which can be omitted upon request. And since my play dough has NO artificial chemical preservatives, it WILL develop mold eventually! See HERE the official U.S. approved Patent (1) commercial play dough and HERE US Patent (2). So, the play dough should last from 1-6 months. But please, inspect for black dots (mold) prior to each use and discard immediately if you see any and use my recipe to make a new batch. Please discard it after 6 months.
Moreover, in my opinion, if a sensory “toy” cannot be sanitized, cleaned, or wiped, it should NOT be stored for long, as inevitably, it will be a breeding ground for bacteria/viruses, etc. I create play dough with little people in mind so it is SAFE for YOUR CHILD and for the ENVIRONMENT!
Also, the play dough WILL dry due to improper storage or handling/playing and by wetting hands and mending it, it will regain its elasticity and softness!
Lastly, while the TASTE-SAFE version is available by omitting glitter and/or fragrance oil (leave a comment under your order), the play dough has very high salt content, so it’s NOT recommended to be eaten.
Playdough should be stored in an airtight jar, I prefer to wrap it in a food wrap as well. Keep it in a cool dark place with low humidity.
Recommended for children 6 M+. Adult supervision is required.
ALLERGEN INFO: PLAY DOUGH:
Contains: wheat, corn. Does NOT contain: nuts, dairy, eggs, or soy, but is handmade in a facility that contains those items so even though the utmost care is taken to produce play dough in a clean environment, cross-contamination could occur.
1. PLAY DOUGH play [AGE 8M+]; roll & stamp [1Y+]; cookie-cutter [2Y+] Play-dough strengthen little fingers and hands which in turn helps your child with acquiring a strong pencil grip. Playdough also fosters creativity and imagination.
2. place hydrogels into a zip-lock bag for BABY-SAFE sensory play [AGE 6M+]
3. animal MATCHING cards [AGE 17M+]
4. playdough animal FOOTPRINTS [AGE 3Y+]
5. hydrogels “OCEAN” sensory bin [AGE 2Y+]
6. FROZEN hydrogels Polar Ice Cap sensory bin [AGE 3Y+]
7. instant SNOW MAKING [AGE 2Y+]
8. instant SNOW COLORING [AGE 3Y+]
9. SORTING animals land vs sea [AGE 3Y+]
10. SUBITIZING [AGE 5Y+]
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This material is for personal use only and may not be shared or distributed in any form. My kits are for educational purposes only, so please use common sense when implementing my lessons since I can not be held liable for anything that transpires should you follow any of my suggestions or tutorials. Always supervise your children while they are learning through play, especially with small children as some items might be a choking hazard.
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