An online hub offering educational content and resources will be available for the nursery sector.
Following its 60th Anniversary celebrations in 2016, the Play-Doh brand is launching a new national resource for teachers and education practitioners in the nursery sector, the Play-Doh Teach & Play resources.
This marks Play-Doh’s commitment to actively support the Early Years Foundation Stage, EYFS, curriculum.
Following on from the initial success of working with pilot nurseries in 2015, the Play-Doh brand will be continuing its aim of inspiring imaginations in the classroom. This is achieved through the launch of the online hub providing both caregivers and teaching professionals with a diverse range of downloadable content.
Practitioners will be able to access teaching activities with PowerPoint presentations, animations and work cards to help aid children’s learning as well as enter competitions throughout the year to win Play-Doh playsets and products.
The learning resource offers nurseries the chance to sign up for membership to access content and videos. Everyone who registers will receive exclusive Play-Doh resource folders and work cards to accompany the online content.
“We’re really excited to introduce the Play-Doh Teach & Play resources into our groups and get the children involved in all the creative activities,” said Nicola Farquhar, early years practitioner. “The Play-Doh brand has a fantastic way of inspiring imaginations and we look forward to weaving these resources into our teaching to encourage learning and development.”
“We’re always on the look-out for new ways to encourage children’s creativity using Play-Doh compound,” said Craig Wilkins, marketing director Hasbro UK & Ireland. “Opening up the opportunities within nurseries provides us with the chance to further explore the benefits of using Play-Doh compound in an educational environment. Creativity is very important in aiding children’s development so we’re delighted to continue to give nurseries an interactive learning experience.”