Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Matthew favorite thing to do is to feed Cookie Monster play-doh letters and the letter mold itself. It's the ideal play-doh set for Matthew, especially since he loves letters. He recognizes all of them and enjoys singing the alphabet song.
The placemat has letter and food outlines for a matching activity. I laminated the paper placemat (not pictured here) to preserve it. Now I don't have to worry about it getting wet or Elizabeth accidentally ripping it.
It definitely requires more refined fine motor skills than Matthew's current level of fine motor development. He can hold very small objects between his fingers with a perfect pincer grasp but cutting play-doh out of plastic molds calls for a higher level of precision. It makes for good practice for Matthew and I enjoy making the pretend food and alphabet soup for him.
I enjoyed it so much that I was still playing with the set even when Matthew and Elizabeth had already moved on to other toys. I love play-doh!