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Why do kids love slime so much?

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Tactile, gooey, slimy fun. Slime gives children a sensory experience whilst stimulating their curiosity.

Asked by: Samantha Brown, Hitchin

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Slime provides a kind of ‘sensory play’, which helps to engage a kid’s senses, stimulate creativity, and can have a calming, in-the-moment effect.

It also triggers their curiosity – the gooey texture of slime occupies a weird middle ground between solid and liquid.

And, of course, it makes fart noises when they push their fingers into the slime pot…

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Luis VillazonQ&A expert

Luis trained as a zoologist, but now works as a science and technology educator. In his spare time he builds 3D-printed robots, in the hope that he will be spared when the revolution inevitably comes.

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