Sunday, July 11, 2010

Must have Monday: Playdoh!

Such a classic.  At first, I wasn't sure about getting Playdoh for my kids because I thought about the mess. 

Playdoh in the carpet. 

The dried up Playdoh found in random corners. 

But, then my daughter asked for Playdoh -- her Montessori preschool had a Playdoh station set up.  I asked her teachers about it, and they expounded the merits of Playdoh:  hand-eye coordination, small motor skills and creativity.  They also proposed a set up that limited the potential destruction that I feared.  We still use this set-up:

  • Only open up 2-3 colors at a time.
  • Have an old cookie tray as a workspace for each kid.
  • Working tools are rolling pins, cookie cutters, and plastic ware.

We have receive a few Playdoh "kits" as gifts as well (my son loves his burger maker), but the classic tools are the most popular, easiest to use, and easiest to maintain.




2 comments:

Julia said...

we love playdoh. in fact, we use an old plastic table cloth for them to work on so it doesn't get on the table!!

Beth said...

I can't wait for M to be big enough to play with Playdoh!! I loved it as a kid!!!

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