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The Fascination that is Play-Doh

The freezing cold temps of winter make it challenging to be outdoors, especially for M. Β Looking for different indoor activities we could do at home, I randomly purchased some Play-Doh. Β I had no idea what her reaction would be. The main thought that crossed my mind was she’d try to eat it.

On a day where we peaked on every toy we had in the house, I decided it was Play-Doh time. I laid her mat on the table, set up the Play-Doh, put her in her chair, and waited to see what she’d do with it.

M was beyond fascinated. Β So fascinated that she played for over an hour, without needing any of my help.

She mainly reorganized all the Play-Doh containers. Β At one point she did bust out the rolling pin and tried to make some shapes.

I’m very happy with this for three reasons…

  1. It kept her entertained for over an hour (with light supervision).
  2. I was able to finish a load of laundry and clean & reorganize some kitchen drawers.
  3. She didn’t try to eat any of it πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Success and happiness for all parties involved!

Weekly Bite house keeping note: I realize I still have the christmas header up, and I realize February is next week. Bare with me for one more week *pretty please* the new site design is just about done, we’re just doing some final tweaking πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend!

15 Responses

  1. Eliz@The Sweet Life said on January 28, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    what beautiful photos! happy to have found your blog.

  2. Estela - Weekly Bite said on January 28, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Thank You πŸ™‚

  3. Jen said on January 28, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    So I have to say, I don’t have kids yet but I’ve just been loving your blog and I note little pointers for when I do (getting married this spring, so kids hopefully soon to follow!)

  4. Nicole, RD said on January 28, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Can’t wait to see the new header πŸ™‚

    I know that as a dog owner, things that keep little ones happy with little supervision is a very good thing! I am filing this idea away for when I have a 2-legged baby πŸ™‚

  5. Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons said on January 28, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    When I play cranium my favorite part of the whole freaking game is the dough molding! I can’t get enough of it! <3

  6. Julie (A Case of the Runs) said on January 28, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    That stuff is fun, though I don’t know if I could get used to the smell again.

  7. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said on January 28, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    playdoh! there are make your own versions of it and when skylar was a baby i never did and now…meh, well, we have so far escaped playdoh. i worry that blue playdoh is gonna end up on my furniture πŸ™‚

  8. Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} said on January 28, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Meghan has never played with anything for an entire hour straight! Wow. I need to go and buy some Play-Doh-stat.

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  10. Erika @ FoodFitnessFun said on January 29, 2011 at 9:16 am

    I’m 14 and I still like Play Doh. I alwas join in when my baby cousin is over. πŸ˜€

  11. Anne Marie said on January 29, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    I love it!! Have you ever made playdoh at home? My mom used to make it, but I’ve never tried!

  12. Christine @ What The Front Door?!?! said on January 29, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Nothin wrong with leaving your Christmas lights up all year round! πŸ™‚

    Play-Doh is great for exactly the reasons you listed. I was so glad when my son was finally old enough to enjoy it!

  13. Myron said on January 29, 2011 at 3:10 pm

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  14. Mary @ Bites and Bliss said on January 29, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Ohh PlayDoH can entertain for HOURS!

  15. Rochel @ barefootandcooking said on January 30, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Hopefully when she’s older she’ll use those skills for cookie baking.