Natural materials stimulate children’s creativity and imagination as they can be used in play in many ways and pair perfectly with dough to create all sorts of interesting patterns. Natural objects with open-ended possibilities often encourage children to engage in richer play experiences.
Natural materials have a sensory benefit. They have different textures, sizes, colours and smells. They provide more tactile stimulation to children to help them improve their hand/finger awareness and coordination.
These resources are renewable; their creation and disposal have minimal harm to the environment.
Not suitable for children under 2