Another toddler activity for this week: Una vs. Clay
Of course these clays are non-toxic. At least the label says it is. I bought it recently in National Bookstore for 20+ pesos, it comes with 6 strips of colors. What I like about this clay is that it doesn’t smell like burned plastic/rubber. One reason why I didn’t like playing with clay before. The ugly smell of clay would stick to my hands even after washing. Makes my head ache. But this clay is like heaven sent. It doesn’t stick (much) on any surface, smells nice (like kisses pellets) and very colorful.
Playing with clay, especially for toddlers, has its developmental benefits. It encourages their creativity: recognizing colors, shapes, and textures, and their eye-hand coordination.
When introducing kids to clay, show them how to handle and manipulate it with your fingers. Show them how to squeeze, pinch, roll and mold the clay. This could also be a way to introduce them to new actions.
See how Una makes impressions of different textures using her other toys?
Make it a fun learning experience and let them explore on their own.
It’s rainy and gloomy earlier today but I do hope you’ll have a colorful weekend!