Provide play dough or use real cookie dough and different rollers, presses, and cookie cutters.
The adult can play with the child. Experiment with the tools and let the child create what he wants.
The child prefers using tools to just using his hands.
As children become more adept with fine motor skills, they want to use tools in their play. Encourage parents to let children use safe household tools (spoons, tongs, spatulas, etc.) to explore and create.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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