- Operation playtime- come join in! 20th January 2009
- #OPT starts tomorrow
- Operation Playtime Day 1 of 12: Blocks
- Operation Playtime Day 2 of 12: Record a nursery rhyme or action song together
- Operation Playtime Day 3 of 12 Cooking
- Operation Playtime Day 4 of 12: Book marathon
- Operation Playtime Day 5 of 12:Painting
- Operation Playtime Day 6 of 12: Get outside
- Operation Playtime Day 7 of 12: Pretend play
- Operation Playtime 8 of 12:Kitchen Grocery Store
- Operation Playtime Day 9 of 12: [tag]Playdoh[/tag], [tag]gloop[/tag] and yuk!
So many playdoh recipes. So little time. We love to make our own playdoh and follow a different recipe each time. We prefer the cooked version as it lasts longer. We’ve never made the ones you can eat because I just didn’t want another habit to break them of. But I hear chocolate playdoh is a lot of fun.
Why we like playdoh?
- You get to make and do whatever you want
- Builds finger strength
- develops manipulation skills ( rolling snakes)
- When we’re in a stonking mood it calms, all of us.
- Good to share
- both boys get to play side by side.
A lucky find at a yard sale means we have a whole load of equipment we can use with playdoh. The hard work or pushing the playdoh through to get hair is so worth it.
Playdoh play can last. It’s usually what the boys do whilst I cook dinner if they aren’t helping with that. For 20 minutes plus they can create and play. The conversations and language they practice makes me smile.
I can see them which I think is the number one problem why playdoh is banned in a lot of homes. Parents leave their kids with it alone. Hardened playdoh in hair, on the dog or in carpets is no joke. The kitchen table and tile floor for us and so far no problems. Don’t give up on playdoh.
What about gloop, cornstarch, [tag]flubber[/tag] and silly putty?
Have you tried those?
Traditionally playdoh is the first we turn to but try these other substances. Children don’t get enough messy play. There is something theraputic about plunging your hands into something slimey and mushy. Doesn’t sound like it to us but it raises lots of questions from them.
Here’s a link to a some recipes or go to your favourite site.
Try something new.
Natural Playdoh and other recipes
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See you tomorrow.