Friday, December 18, 2009

Dec17_PlayDoh

A few days ago I wrote on my blog how my daughter doesn’t play by herself lately. Adriana from My Bilingual Boys chimed in and said playdoh! D'oh – we didn’t have playdoh out forever, and Anna took to it right away and for three nights in a row played contentedly for 30+ minutes while I was making dinner. Playdoh is a wonderful tool for open-ended play, but my daughter always does the same thing – cookies! And she deliberately chose Christmas colors and then announced that she made cookies for Santa. Sure, they look yummy enough to me :)

9 comments:

Infant Bibliophile said...

Although it is not reusable in the same way, we just bought Crayola Model Magic for the first time, and I am in love. It is totally NO MESS. It doesn't get stuck in carpets, hair, etc. like play doh does, and it dries into a beautiful consistency within 24 hours, so you can make ornaments, little figurines, etc. I bought the white one, and then the next day (and the next and the next actually) we worked on painting them. My son is allergic to play-doh (wheat), so that's why I tried the Model Magic.

Ticia said...

I love play-doh, I agree it's a great play by yourself activity. I should have thought of that.

MaryAnne said...

Play-doh was a great way to keep my kids occupied until Johnny decided to start breaking it into tiny bits and throwing it, and then Emma of course did the same thing. So, our play-doh is in time out for the moment.

I second Infant Bibliophile's recommendation of Model Magic if you've never used it before - fantastic stuff!

Deborah J. Stewart said...

That is one of the wonderful things about playdough - children can be satisfied to play alone or it can be a social activity. I am glad she enjoyed making her beautiful Christmas cookies - they look yummy!

Adriana said...

I am so glad that it gave you a few minutes to make dinner in peace (and that Anna had fun!) I bought some new playdoh yesterday for stocking stuffers.

Debbie said...

Yeah for playdough! It always seems to do the trick!

The girl who painted trees said...

Play dough is great, but Bear only wants to play with it if I am keeping her company next to her (not at the computer or cooking or talking on the phone!) I am glad Anna played with it independently.

Susana said...

This is a cute post Natalie. We love Play Doh here too.

vidhoo21 said...

Hi Natalie, this is vidhya from 2-3yr old boards (Hope you remember). Did you try giving Anna floor puzzles? Aparna has 20 of them and she loves playing by herself. She can do uptil 70 pieces on her own!!why I talked about puzzles instead of playdough is because of the less mess, easy to clean and endless hours of fun and ME time for moms. Good luck