Unleashing our creativity with PLAY-DOH

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!

With the March school holidays just round the corner and to celebrate the launch of the new Kitchen Creation, PLAY-DOH has organised a series of fun-filled and mind engaging workshops along with a PLAY-DOH Chef Junior Competition. The workshop will be held from 13th to 18th March at Parkway Parade Basement Atrium and the best creation of each day will then battle it out at the competition on Sunday with fantastic prizes (trip to Bali for a family of four, mall vouchers and PLAY-DOH hampers) to be won! You can participate in the PLAY-DOH workshop with a minimum spend of S$50 at Parkway Parade. Workshops are only for children between the age of 3 to 10 years only. The workshops run from Monday to Friday (13 – 17 Mar) from 2pm to 9pm and on Saturday (18 Mar) from 12pm to 9pm.
Lastly, there’s a S$150 PLAY-DOH hamper to be won for those budding mini Masterchefs in this photo-contest that PLAY-DOH is organising. To be in the running for this contest, simply take a photo of your child’s creation and post on your Facebook/ Instagram accounts along with these hashtags – #PlayDohChefJunior #PlayDohKitchenCreations. A total of three winners will be chosen. Note your Instagram or Facebook accounts must be public in order to stand a chance to win.
Thanks again to Hasbro Singapore and Crowd PR for sending the media kit to us. We definitely have fun with all these PLAY-DOH sets and it was the perfect companion during this period that Bubba is confined at home due to her HFMD.
Note : We received the Kitchen Creations PLAY-DOH sets as part of the Media Kit to share on our Instagram account. No additional monetary rewards were given.  I was not obligated to review this on my blog but we really think that the PLAY-DOH set is really fun and the upcoming activities would be interesting to our readers. All views expressed are purely of my own and written according to my experience in using this product. Any queries on the product  should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.
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