Play dough is a brilliant resource for young children, which is why each child has access to their own pot of play dough at any time. Play dough is a lovely sensory material which children can squash, squeeze and mould. As well as developing their sense of touch and learning about texture, children are strengthening hand and finger muscles. This is vital as they grow up and begin to use pens, pencils and other hand held tools and equipment with more control. Play dough can be made into anything! And we can make patterns in it too.