Mothers with toddlers tend to stay home and play indoor games with them. Reading picture books, building blocks, jigsaw puzzles... these are all good. How about a game that involves both physical and mental training. Pinching, kneading, engraving, stretching... Studies show that early age finger practices improves the spatial thinking ability of the kids and improve imagination. Besides, playing colorful items such as different color clays strengthen their attention skills on details. You can read more about the interaction between brain and fingers on this post https://www.crafty-clay.com/post/airdryclay2 .
In the past few years, air dry clay has started being recognized by children because of its bright colors, easy shaping, and natural drying. Kids younger than 3 years old are not suggested to play with clays. Kids older than 3 years old are able to use their fingers with more complex actions. They can figure pinching, pulling, smashing and stretching. Hand muscles will improve and new fine movements will open a door to their imagination. Below we listed some of the popular games that you can use clay and play with your toddler.