It's no secret that kids today are under a lot of pressure. They're juggling school, extracurricular activities, and social lives, all while trying to figure out who they are and where they fit in. It's no wonder that so many kids struggle with mental health issues like anxiety and depression.
At UBAM, we believe that mental health matters. We aim to equip kids with books that help create healthy habits, relieve stress, and foster open communication around hard things. Check out our mindfulness category on MyUBAM.com or talk to your Consultant today about our mental health books. We know that when it comes to mental health, every little bit helps. And we're here to help in any way we can.
Play dough is a simple, yet versatile tool that can provide children with a range of benefits. From developing fine motor skills to relieving stress, play dough can be used in a variety of ways to support child development.
Our new "Little Children's Dough Play Book" offers parents easy-to-follow instructions for incorporating play dough into their child's lives. Whether you're looking for an activity to help your child focus or an outlet for extra energy, play dough is a great option. And because it's so affordable and easy to find, there's no excuse not to give it a try!
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1. Kids are full of energy and seem to be always on the go. As parents, it's our job to channel that boundless energy into positive outlets. One way to do that is by encouraging our kids to ask questions. Kids are naturally inquisitive, and when we encourage them to ask questions, we're fostering that sense of curiosity. Not only that, but we're also helping them to develop critical thinking skills. When we posedocument questions, we're teaching our kids to think beyond the obvious and to look for solutions.
Asking questions is also a great way to promote mental health. It helps kids to process emotions and to develop a healthy sense of self-awareness. So the next time your child comes to you with a question, take a moment to answer it thoughtfully. You just might be promoting a love of learning—and good mental health—in the process.
2. It’s no secret that raising kids is tough. Not only do you have to deal with the everyday challenges of caring for a young child, but you also have to worry about their future. One of the best things you can do for your child is to encourage their creativity.
Studies have shown that creative play can help children develop important social and emotional skills. It can also help them to cope with stress and anxiety. So the next time your child is having a tough day, get out the play-dough and let them make up a story. You might be surprised at how much it helps them—and you!
3. Kids love to play with dough - it's squishy, it's fun, and it can be used to make all sorts of shapes and creations. But did you know that playing with dough can also help children to learn about science, math, and cause and effect? Dough is a great way for kids to explore textures, shapes, and how things change depending on their actions.
For example, they can learn about how different amounts of water will change the consistency of the dough, or how adding different ingredients will change the color or smell. This type of play can help children to understand predictive play, which is an important part of mental development. So next time your child is playing with dough, take a step back and let them explore - you might be surprised at what they learn! 4. If you want to take things one step further, mix up a batch of your own play dough to practice following instructions and the sequencing of events. Kids love getting messy and playing with dough, and it can be a great way for parents to bond with their children while teaching them important life skills.
Plus, it's a great way to help kids unwind and de-stress after a long day. Following directions can be challenging for anyone, but it's an important skill to learn. By mixing up a batch of play dough, you can help your child learn how to follow directions while also having fun. Plus, it's a great way to get some quality time with your child.
1 Cup of flour
1/4 Cup of salt
1 Tablespoon cream of tartar
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon glycerin
A few drops of food coloring
3/4 Cup of boiling water
With adult supervision, mix the dry ingredients first, then add in the food coloring. Slowly pour in the boiling water and mix until thickened. When cool enough to touch, knead the dough until the color is incorporated and the text