Everyone knows about the fancy-store bought 'PlayDoh' brand toys, such as the burger maker and ice cream maker, but there are more educational (and cheaper) options that work even better!
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You can roll it into balls, make "snakes" and cut it into small pieces, make molds out of it, and so much more. The container itself provides the child with lots of verbal prompts, such as "open," "help please," "more," and the color of the Play Doh.
Another fun thing to do is to create letters, either by drawing them or making a stamp, and stick items in the shape of the letter. Repetitively tracing letters with the finger is a great way for a child to develop early writing skills.
Katie Zink, ITFS/P