This Fun play was totally inspired by my son. Since he was a baby he shows interest in straws, he likes to pull it out of my drink, then put it back. Every time we are in a restaurant we order extra straws for him to play so i can save my drink 🙂
To encourage his interest and his motor skills, i got a bunch of colored straws (to add more fun to the play) to play with.
He got so excited when he saw the quantity!
But this time we are not inserting the straws in a cup, we are poking them in a homemade playdough. Click here for the safe homemade playdough recipe that i posted earlier.
He started by sticking the straws one by one. The sculpture started to shape out.
He had a good time building and rebuilding the sculptures. Every time i think it’s over, he removes the straws and starts again!
Constructive play begins in middle to late toddlerhood, when the child becomes motivated to combine and arrange objects to construct something new. At this age there is no rules for the play, you can show your kid how to play, but he always has his own way. Conventional toys are very interesting, but kids like to use items in the house to discover the environment around them. You see kids playing with tupperwares, lids, spoons… Sometimes simple things at home can be instructive and entertaining. With these simple straws we played for more than an hour and he was extremely happy and entertained!
And here is Nady’s beautiful straws sculpture. Isn’t it beautiful?