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Home Made Play - Make your own Play dough!

Everyone knows playing with playdough is awesome.
Yes even us parents love to play.
But did you know?
It has many uses and doesn’t just make a mess. Continuing our homemade play theme this week we have included our favorite playdough recipe for you and the kids to try 

Why we love it? 

It can be squeezed, squashed, rolled, flattened, chopped, cut, poked and shredded! Each one of these helps develop fine motor skills in their own way, not to mention hand-eye coordination. 

By adding ingredients 

you can make your playdough a sensory development activity – try adding glitter for texture 😊  

Why make your own?  

By making it yourself you know exactly what has gone into it! No surprises or unwanted chemicals & dyes. The customization options are limitless, you could add any colour you likeinclude sparkles and even natural flavours or essential oils. Try adding a lavender scent to encourage a soothing experience for your little learners.  It has a proven therapeutic quality! 

You can also use everyday household items to enhance play.  

Here are a few suggestions:  

We hope you enjoy our homemade play dough it’s a family favourite for a reason – have you tried anything different with playdough? Join us by sharing your ideas @jaqueslondon #antiscreenrevolution  
Kate Luke
Head Of Content
After graduating with a 2.1 Music degree, Kate pursued a career in the Music Industry, becoming a professional West End vocalist and a fully qualified Music Teacher, School Choir Leader and Songwriter. As one of Jaques of London’s Creative Editors, her specialism surrounds building confidence and expression through music & play—drawing upon her qualifications in Music Psychology & Child Development. As well as this, she is an accomplished blog writer and published journalist who enjoys promoting the importance of Montessori learning for all ages.
Ellis Fordery
Creative Content Editor
Graduating university with a 2:1 degree in Media Studies, Ellis discovered a passion for creative and media writing. Along with completing courses in The Fundamentals of Digital Marketing and Social Media Management, she has a comprehensive knowledge of Search Engine Optimisation. She is currently using her expertise to produce creative content for our social platforms, our blog, and Mini Minds Hub.
Faith Scanlon
Social Media Executive
A-Level graduate, Faith, developed a passion for Creative Marketing and developed these skills to complete a Level 3 Diploma in Social Media Marketing. Her interest in child education came through as a professional kid’s entertainer, combining the best parts of play and learning together as a celebration. She is currently using her expertise to share our brand with the social community. In her spare time, Faith enjoys writing and managing her own personal blog site, adding yet another feather to her creative cap.
Mark James
Creative Content Editor
After graduating with a 2:1 in Media, Mark set about establishing a highly respected online reputation as an extremely accomplished freelance copywriter and SEO expert. Having assisted with the launch of many successful start-ups, Mark has developed a strong knowledge in formulating and further developing brand identities across a disparate array of industries. In doing so, he has played key roles in the ongoing success of marketing campaigns, SEO strategies and online content management, for hundreds of different clients. As father to an adorable little boy, Mark discovered a passion for child education. Having found vocational vigour in offering free music lessons to children, he now hopes to lend his creative flair to Jaques of London, helping to promote the importance of early-learning through discovery and play.