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jungle playdough – Introducing the playdough to your toddler for a great sensory learning and fine motor skills


jungle playdough

Today we are using the playdough we made yesterday. Click playdough recipe for more details.

Playdough brings out the fun and creativity in your kids, there are open ended games great for hands on, sensory learning. The first very basic game with the playdough consists of introducing the texture to just squeeze and poke . We are all sensory creatures, especially kids they use all their senses when learning something new.

Introducing playdough to your kids can start from age of 15 months. At this age they are not able to create shapes yet, so don’t expect your baby to grab it and start playing. It’s a bit disappointing in the beginning, he can throw it or reject it. Nady was giving me faces and keep on throwing it! You need a gentle introduction, that’s why putting his favorite toys with it can help for more fun.

Nady is learning colors and animals. Jungle playdough is a great fun idea for his first experience.

jungle playdough

We started by creating the jungle and introducing the animals one by one inserting their legs in the playdough!

jungle playdough

Adding some broccoli trees created a realistic atmosphere. As said Nady likes to taste everything, and he loves broccoli!

jungle playdough

Poking sticks in the playdough was so much fun we used popsicle sticks. It’s a great way to encourage his motor skills.

jungle playdough

jungle playdough

We were shaping balls for him to poke with the sticks.

jungle playdough

Mommy loves playdough too! It’s important to talk while playing and introducing new words like squeeze, poke, naming the colors or the things around us. Nady loves the music, we were singing all the time too 🙂

jungle playdough

jungle playdough

Daddy decided to introduce the legos as well (his favourite).

jungle playdough

First he was showing him how to print the lego pattern then he filled them with the playdough and Nady was trying to take it out.

jungle dough

jungle playdoughThis way we extended more the fun, and we all participated in the play!

jungle playdough

When you decide to introduce playdough to your baby or toddler, just make sure it’s safe and at a right pace without pushing too fast.

DIY homemade playdough (pate a modeler) – kids safe recipe


homemade playdough

Making playdough at home is easier than you think. A healthy way to ensure your kids safety. All you need is couple of ingredients and 10 minutes of your time and let the fun and creativity begin.

Ingredients: (make about 2 cups)

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/3 cup salt
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • food coloring

homemade playdough

In a sauce pan combine all dry ingredients then add water, oil and food coloring. Mix well until no lumps show.

Cook over medium heat and stir constantly until the dough forms a ball and no longer sticky. This will take almost 3-4 minutes.

Remove from the pan and keep to cool before kneading until smooth.

homemade playdough

This playdough can stay long if you store it properly. Wrap it with cling film and keep it in a locked container or simply put it in a plastic zipper bag at room temperature.

homemade playdough

This playdough is 100% safe if your kid wants to taste. My boy is still under 2 years he likes to taste everything, i make sure we always play with edible or safe games.

homemade playdough

Stay tuned, i will post tomorrow one of many playdough games that we do:

Jungle pate a modeler (playdough) game