Is anyone else wondering where summer has disappeared to? I feel like this year it has blown by especially fast! If you are running out of some fun ideas for summer activities, I have Good News! New PLAY-DOH toys have hit the stores just in time for a PLAY-DOH Birthday celebration! Can anyone guess how long PLAY-DOH products have been around?
Here’s your answer: 60 years! The 60th birthday celebrations will culminate on World PLAY-DOH Day on September 16. We totally celebrated National PLAY-DOH day last year, and plan to again in September. I love celebrating fun and random holidays throughout the year and this is one of them. My kids love using their imaginations and we add to our PLAY-DOH toys at least once a year. This year’s addition has been some of the new PLAY-DOH Town collections!
I love that the customizable figures and playsets give kids another way to use their creativity in a fun and playful way. The playsets consist of town-themed vehicles and sets including ice cream parlor, fire station, pet store, etc.
Making PLAY-DOH creations is an activity I love doing alongside my kids because it reminds me of my own childhood. Check out these adorable pretend ice cream cones:
Sometimes I fall in the trap of putting my children in front of an activity and walking away. This isn’t always a bad thing, because things just need to get done sometimes, but lately I have found myself wanting to be a bigger part of my children’s playtime adventures.
If you feel similarly, here are some interactive questions you can ask that will help build your child’s language and thinking skills:
Think of any of these questions in bold and fill in the blank according to your own scenario. Here are a few that might fit with our PLAY-DOH Town toys:
What is…. ( that color? that shape? The reason you chose that one?)
Why Do You Think….(We should keep the colors separate? People Become Firefighters? This PLAY-DOH compound is soft?)
What Would You Do If….(There was a fire in our house? You got to have your very own pet? You owned an ice cream store?)
Make playtime fun and don’t forget to mark your calendar for PLAY-DOH day on September 16th!