Sunday, June 17, 2012
Infant Play Dough Play
**** Only do what you are comfortable with ****
Below is an invitation I set up for my 7 Month old. She loves any sort of sensory play and I wanted to bring in another medium. I had no idea how she was going to react to this and boy was I in for a surprise. I always say this, and I will say it again... NEVER underestimate your children.
This invitation was set up for her right after breakfast with a full belly of yummy food and milk.
Play dough and mirrors.
Mirrors can be seen HERE
The play dough is store bought. If you are more comfortable with something homemade see HERE
Checking it out.
Yes, you may put that in your mouth.
Yeah... that didn't taste so good.
Back to exploring
Hmmmm.... maybe the pink one tastes different....
No, not so much.
She LOVED the little tiny pieces that had broken off.
Pretty good pincer grasp if I don't say so myself. :-P
"You are holding the green play dough. You are squeezing it! That must feel squishy in your hands. Uh oh, it's stuck on your finger. That is so silly! There it goes. The dough fell out of your hand. Where did it go? There it is... you found it!"
I ended up rolling some smaller pieces into balls since she really enjoyed the smaller pieces.
The dough would often get stuck on her hands. So fun to watch her problem solve to get it off.
She probably could have played with this all day.
Below is a short 4 minute video of her play in action.