Playdough Reading Activity

Playdough Words

Learning To Read The Fun And Messy Way!

Have you ever thought about using playdough to engage your beginner reader to learn new letters and words?

Once you’ve made some using our homemade recipe, you’ll never want to buy the shop-bought stuff again! It’s ridiculously easy to make and even more fun to play with once it’s done. The squishing, squashing, ripping and rolling will really give your child’s fingers a work out. It will build the strength in their hands to help them tackle so many day to day tasks, like zipping up their coat or holding a pencil to write.

It’s wonderful for tactile learners, the sort of children who prefer ‘doing’ and ‘feeling’ things to experience the world around them. Using playdough is a really fun (and messy!) way to sneak in some extra reading and spelling practise at home when they might not have the gusto to read a whole book. They’ll love rolling the dough into long sausages and repositioning them to make letters of the alphabet, their name or tricky words that they are struggling to read fluently. You’ll be surprised at how eager they want to practise reading when they think it’s just ‘playtime’ 😉

To get you started, I’ve put together a FREE playdough activity booklet for you, complete with a homemade playdough recipe and a creative task to engage your beginner reader.

Click here to download your FREE playdough activity booklet now!

Here’s a peek at what’s inside…

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Hannah Angrave

Founder of Wriggly Readers, learning through play enthusiast and on a mission to make reading fun for 1 million children!

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