Benefits of slime play.

1. Slime can help improve fine motor skills. 
Fine motor skills is the ability for you to make movements using the small muscles in your hands and wrists. Examples of when we use fine motor skills.
  • Drawing a picture 
  • Using scissors 
  • Handwriting
  • Pencil/pen grip 
  • Getting dressed
  • Brushing teeth 

Slime helps build fine motor skills by 

  • Squeezing 
  • Smashing 
  • Rolling 
  • Twisting 
  • Stretching 
  • Pressing in foam balls and sprinkles

These are all amazing ways that slime can help to strengthen the hand muscles. 

2. Slime improves creativity. 

Playing with slime can help to keep children engaged, Slime also encourages creative thinking and imaginative play. There are so many fun things you can add to your slime the more you add the more fun and creative your slime will be. You can add foam balls, clay sprinkles, glitter and clay. Children can twist, mold and shape their slime. 

3. Slime promotes calmness.

When other regulating techniques don't work try slime! Slime can have the same effect as a stress ball, plus it is super fun. The different slime textures, color's, scents squishing and stretching can all help to lower stress levels and calm the nervous system.