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Is playdough a good activity for my 22 month old?

I am looking for more toddler aged activities to do with my son so I can connect with him more and let him have fun even if we cannot go outside. I was thinking playdough would be good for him since he loves the texture of different items. Does anyone agree with me or have any suggestions for me? I have a very open mind!

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GuardianAngel27

Asked by GuardianAngel27 at 10:30 AM on Oct. 1, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • My 25 month old loves to play playdough... just watch and dont let him eat it...
    tiffany0317

    Answer by tiffany0317 at 10:32 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • Yes and they make little kits you can use.... they teach fine motor skills and increase creativity!
    You can try at least once a week to do art projects to like painting or markers. Something really messy so that he can have structured "messy" time. So that hopefully he wont feel need to destroy house and home lol. GL and have fun. Oh wait another thing you can have him read you books :) they have lots of fun and so do you. Any picture book will do just fine that way they can see the picture and know a general idea of where the story is going. Even if they don't read it "right"
    agriffinmom4

    Answer by agriffinmom4 at 10:35 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • Yes, preperation and supervision and interaction is the secret.
    tootoobusy

    Answer by tootoobusy at 10:39 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • Speaking from experience, I would wait for a few years....little kids usually just want to eat it, not create anything with it. :-)
    gertie41

    Answer by gertie41 at 10:43 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • Sure. I would suggest getting a play-doh kit. My daughter loves it. Just play with him the first couple times so he knows what to do with it. And let him know not to eat it.

    http://www.hasbro.com/playdoh/en_US/shop/Browse.cfm/
    Ashes1207

    Answer by Ashes1207 at 10:58 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • Yea Playdough is fine.
    Go to Familygun.go.com for some other toddler activities.
    JazzlikeMraz

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 11:00 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • Yes, like some of the other ladies don't let him eat it. It is salty so, some children actually like the taste of it.
    matthewscandi

    Answer by matthewscandi at 11:20 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • I think as long as he doesn't eat it it would be great. You can teach him different foods and shapes and all sorts of things with the different kits they have
    lasombrs

    Answer by lasombrs at 11:25 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • You could go with home made play dough and use an "edible" recipe just in case.
    http://tipnut.com/10-homemade-playdough-recipes/

    http://fun.familyeducation.com/sculpting/recipes/37040.html

    http://www.teachnet.com/lesson/art/playdoughrecipes/traditional.html

    http://applesaucekids.com/LinkPage/PlayDoug.html

    DD also likes finger paints, boxes, blowing bubbles, and playing in dishsoap foam to name a few simple activities :)
    preacherskid

    Answer by preacherskid at 11:48 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • Playdough is great for toddlers, and you can even make your own really easily!
    (Hint:anything that calls for alum, you can use cream of tartar, found in the spice section. I buy it in bulk)

    You can also experiement with things to "finger paint" with. ~ Our favorites are pudding and whip cream tinted with food coloring.
    christyg

    Answer by christyg at 11:52 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

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