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September 18, 2020 2 min read 14 Comments

As a parent, you make many snap judgments for your kids’ good. You turn a TV show off when it doesn’t seem right, change the topic abruptly when a conversation spirals, and keep certain toys away from your home. This is how you protect your kids, and it works. But if one of these banned toys is slime, we’d like to argue that that snap judgment deserves a second thought. To support our cause, here are the top reasons why kids should play with slime.

Slime Play Is Grounding and Calming

First off, the physicality of slime time provides an important style of play. In a digital world where so much of kids’ fun happens on a flat screen, slime is right there in front of them for hands-on interaction. The sensory experience is so different from using electronic devices that it grounds children in their bodies as they focus on the task. This grounding promotes mindfulness, something that’s key to staying calm in a fast-paced world.

It Gives Tons of Fine-Motor Practice

Plus, slime benefits little tykes as their brains develop fine-motor capabilities. Playing with slime means contorting it into all kinds of silly shapes, and as your child’s hands and eyes work together to do this, they get better at fine-motor skills. Their small wrist and finger muscles get stronger and smarter in the process, and play helps them reach motor goals on time. Their confidence in what they can do with their hands only fuels further motor development, so slime is an excellent launchpad for growth.

It’s Science in Motion

Another reason why kids should play with slime is to soak in the science of it. While terms like malleability, viscosity, non-Newtonian fluid, and chemical reaction will come later in life, slime helps get these concepts across early. While learning by osmosis can sometimes work, we recommend engaging your kids in science talks according to their education level to drive home the lesson. This may lead them to develop a whole new interest.

C’mon, It’s Fun!

Above all, slime is just plain fun. It’s a toy without one express purpose, so your kids can essentially do whatever they want with it. Rolling it around in their hands could turn into hours of solo play. Letting their minds run wild with made-up games gives the pleasure of creating something new, and making bubbles with slime allows the whole family to have precious playtime together. If that doesn’t sway a slime skeptic, we’re not sure what will.

If you’re ready to take the plunge into slime, get in touch with our Dope Slimes team. As for ready-made slime options, we offer butter, jelly, and cloud slime for sale, plus many more types.


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