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This month for 12 Months of Sensory Dough, we are exploring Slime Dough.  Myself, along with 11 other bloggers explore different recipes and share their results, so make sure to scroll down and check out all the other posts in the linky!!

We explored slime about a month ago, and I think I was the one who was the most enthused.  This stuff is, by far, the most fun to play with!

Since my almost two year old daughter is a part of the sensory time, I keep all ingredients edible (not necessarily delectable!), so she is safe to join in the fun.  And lately, May is the only one who is interested in our sensory play time.  John plays for a few minutes and then goes back to his mowing, flying, buzzing, or whatever his imaginative play is for the day.  Which is fine with me — you can check out more at connecting with my son and how boys learn.

We had a simple sensory time, while enhancing our conversational and practical life skills!

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Sensory play can enhance language skills!

Speaking:  I ask my daughter what she likes about it, what she feels, what she thinks.  When I hear her responses, I can repeat and expand what he says by using more complex speech. “Oooh!”  “Ooh it feels so soft, doesn’t it!?” These conversations show her sentence structures and teaches a broader vocabulary.

Listening: Sensory play may bring out new sounds or words in their vocabulary — words and noises that come with the play time!  Encourage this language building time by sitting down and simply hearing them.

Viewing: Let your child play without interference.  You can be there without jumping in.  Allow them to experience the senses they are experiencing around them.  (Of course, always use caution when choosing materials that are age-appropriate and ability-appropriate for your child.  If they are still “mouthing,” don’t give them inedible sensory items!)

Invitation to Play

We set out our play outside.  Unless it is rainy or snowy, our sensory time is outside!  I did not pull out anything special for this play time, we just used the kitchen play items that we always have outside during regular free time and water play.

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And here is our last time with the slime, in the house, May loved it!!  It can lay flat on a cookie sheet, or be picked up in a big mass, so amazing!!


Baby Safe Edible Slime

If you haven’t checked out Fun at Home with Kids, now is the time.  The Edible Baby Safe Slime recipe is over at her blog.  You will also find some other variations on this recipe, in case you can’t find these particular ingredients.  I am so thrilled to have found this amazingly simple and fun slime, Asia has truly made the most amazing concoction — this stuff is so incredible!!

I will say that I have to wait a good 15 minutes before the recipe is just right.  And this time around I had to add a bit of extra water to make it perfect.  I also didn’t add enough food coloring — John requested green, but he got a light pastel spearmint lol.

And make sure to check out her new book, 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids by Asia Citro, coming out November 1!!

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12 months of Sensory Dough

This post is a part of the Best of the Best Sensory Doughs: 12 Months of Sensory Dough!  Every month, on the 12th of the month, we will be sharing a post on a different sensory dough.  Check out our collaborative Sensory Dough Pinterest Board for tons of ideas!! 

Here are the wonderful co-hosts:

Lemon Lime AdventuresDelightful LearningGlittering MuffinsI Heart Crafty ThingsLittle Bins for Little HandsLook! We’re Learning!Natural Beach LivingPowerful MotheringStill Playing SchoolThe Eyes of a Boy, The Life of Jennifer Dawn

Do you have a post on Slime Dough that you’d like to share? Please link below!  Please read the following guidelines before linking up:

  • Share family-friendly posts related to the month’s theme. Feel free to link old or new posts that highlight your favorite recipes for sensory dough. Failures and unsuccessful attempts are welcome.
  • We ask that no posts are linked with copy/paste recipes from other sources. If you use a recipe from another source, please link back to the original recipe.
  • By linking up, you give permission to share your post and one photograph in future posts and through social media channels.
  • The linky will remain open for two weeks. On the 12th of each month, all co-hosts will post a new dough with their spin, highlighting at least one post from the month before and pin each post to the 12 Months of Sensory Dough Board.

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  1. You are the BEST, Amy!!!!! Thank you so much for the book shout-out. I’m so glad you guys love the slime, too! :) :) :)

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