Play dough recipe
Children love playing with play doh and it is an excellent way for young children to build muscles in their hands and increase fine motor control. This will help them when they begin to write.
Here is a very simple recipe that you can easily make at home.
2 cups of plain flour
2 teaspoons of vegetable oil
Half a cup of salt
2 teaspoons of cream of tartar
1 and a half cups of boiling water
Food essence / flavourings (optional)
Put all of the ingredients in a bowl. Mix together. Allow to cool a little. Knead until you have a smooth doh.