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.


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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