My SS is 2 1/2 and I wanted to get some playdoh for him. I've done research and it says that it is for ages 2+. My SS grandmother called me out and said NO he is to young to play with it. That her other grandaughter was a mess and that she couldn't even use markers without getting it everywhere. Are we comparing children?? My SS can use markers without making a mess, listens when told not to do something ( may have to repeat a few times but understands) and he is very advanced for his age. It's not hard to put down something on the floor if using in a high hair/table or on a table where it's secluded. It's a difficult situation because my DH and I live with his parents due to working for the family business that is based out of the home and due to the city we live in we can't live outside where the business is and work for it unless we move the business somewhere else. LONG STORY. My DH and I were really excited to start using play-doh with him, but his Mother shot me down when I asked SS if he ever played with it at his mothers house before. Anyone have a similar situation or comment? Thanks.