So Bubba has been away from school for nearly a week now. She’s on the road to recovery and we reckon that she can be in school by Friday but for good measure, we decided to just keep her at home. I must add that it is kinda tiring to keep her at home and try to keep her little mind plus hands occupied. She’s usually all over the place, flitting from one corner to the next or from one activity to the next. Like her dad, she hardly can sit still or have the attention span to follow-through an activity long enough for us to enjoy it.
We recently received the new range of Kitchen Creations sets from PLAY-DOH and I have to add that they sure came at the right time! We are no strangers to PLAY-DOH and we’ve acquired 2 sets of PLAY-DOH earlier on but these Kitchen Creations sets aren’t like the ones that we owned.
Bubba was beaming with joy when she laid her eyes on her new toys and begged me to open them so that she could get right into action and play with cooking. This is actually music to my ears, for sometimes keeping her at home only meant that she gets to spend a lot of time in front of the television. I’m really glad that the PLAY-DOH sets can steer her away from the black box for an hour or two. It’s great for bonding with her for I get to not only teach her what are the different fruits/ veggies and cutlery but also help her to put together her little menu. The best part? She gets to indulge in a little creativity, never mind that blue is the colour that she chose for the broccoli on her salad, and she gets to further fine-tune her motor skills through rolling, cutting and kneading of the dough.
Growing up, I used to beg my parents to get me my own PLAY-DOH set and when I got one, I remember I was over the moon. But I also recalled that the texture of the dough was somewhat sticky and the smell was really quite overpowering for me. This was decades ago! You must remember I’m old. So I’m really quite pleased that over the decades, the formula has vastly improved (the PLAY-DOH is non-toxic) and that it’s so much fun (minus the smell) for little ones. This is play and education all rolled into one! It’s not just fun for the toddlers but the parents can also jump on in on the fun and be part of the little one’s learning journey through creative play.
Just look at what we whipped up for our play-pretend dinner one evening with the Shape and Slice Kitchen Creation set!