Clay is a substance that can be moulded into an endless number of forms. Humans have been making objects out of clay for ages – pots, plates, bowls, sculptures and so on.
Clay modelling is an activity that is therapeutically beneficial to kids in many ways. It stimulates their imagination and creativity. Kids enjoy the texture and doughy consistency of the clay and try to mould it into interesting shapes.
Using clay will also help engage the muscles in hands and arms, improve physical dexterity and problem-solving skills.
It’s easier to learn and keep trying new things when kids know that clay modelling mistakes don’t have to be permanent.
Learning how to accurately use fingers to get just the right shape out of clay can help kids improve their fine motor skills.
Clay can also be used as a tool for teaching different subjects to children. They can mould numbers and the letters of the alphabet out of clay to get better at numeracy and literacy.
Clay modelling is a fun way to create something and play ‘make believe’ for kids.[FROM BING SEARCH]
In This Issue
Students used clay to make an orange during their first Online Hand Work Session. Thereafter they used their newly gained confidence in moulding with clay to turn out various kinds of fruits