Salted dough is a good teaching material. His secret is simple: with the modeling of children developing hand motor skills, and this is a direct road to the development of speech.
The recipe for a good finger simulator: salt, flour, water. More precisely, you need to take a third of a glass of water, a glass of flour and half a cup of salt. Portions are approximate, if the dough begins to stick to your hands, add salt and flour to it, and if it crumbles - water. When the apartment has all these components, they can replace the child with a lot of toys. In this mixture it is possible to add other components to improve the quality of the dough. For strength in the dough, add glue or starch, for plasticity - a baby cream or vegetable oil. You can also add food colorings. The dough is perfectly stored in the refrigerator.
That's all ready. At each new stage of the game the child will learn techniques of modeling.
- Divide the dough into slices. We take a book, for example, about a mandarin. With each new line we tear off a small piece of dough. Treat the dishes on the plates, let the child do everything themselves. Explain to him that at first there was a large piece, and then he was divided into small pieces. The kid will necessarily want to repeat everything again.
- Show the child how to roll dough balls. Such an exercise trains your fingers and palms. One kolobok can play football, and a few - can be considered.
- Cake cases. Let the baby bake pancakes for dolls. Give him a little salt and flour, let him try to knead the dough himself. Now use the skills we talked about above. Tear off pieces and make koloboks. Show the child how to make tortillas with a flat surface or rolling pin. Cook the delicious breakfast for the dolls! By the way, if you did not throw salt in the dough, you can dry pancakes in a skillet and eat for dinner. Here, the first dish that the baby prepared himself - ready!
- Learning how to make cubes. A kolobok can be turned into a cube. Flatten it from two sides, and you will get a cube. Now you can make everything square: a cabinet, a chair, a box with a surprise.
- Kataem sausages. Small sausages will help the child also understand the principle of division into parts.
As you can see, it is not difficult to learn the basics of modeling. And now from these details you can do a lot of things! Puppets, houses, plants, Christmas decorations, furniture, dishes, wild and domestic animals. You can also make manicures and jewelry, work is available for all professions.
Test crafts are very well kept. Paint them with water-based paints, then dry them in the oven. So that they were shiny - cover them with acrylic lacquer. Kids are very fond of surprises and secrets. Hide the handcraft from your grandfather, and prepare a surprise for the anniversary. That's what my grandfather will marvel at the talents of his grandson.
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