Every day the children in reception take part in a 'Dough Disco' session. These sessions develop children's fine and gross motor control in preparation for writing.
We put some pop music on and then the children have to do various exercises with the play dough e.g. ball it, sausage it, jump in it. The idea is that this will strengthen the children's fine motor control and help them to use and control a pencil.
The children are really enjoying their 'Dough Disco' sessions and the adults enjoy joining in too!