All this talk lately of the importance of engaging our children in creative play has got me seriously anxious, especially now that the school holidays are within sniffing distance. Firstly, I've not got a single creative bone in my body but with the help of Google and plenty of free time on my hands to do some research, go out and purchase resources and then actually carry out the activity, maybe I could pull something off. But for the entire 6 weeks of the holiday? Plus if you're like me, a full-time working mum, of not one, but two young children, aged 3 and 1, you see where I'm coming from.
I must admit I cannot remember that last time I played with Playdoh (or anything that felt like cookie dough for that matter), but I do remember that playing with the squishy mush gave me endless amounts of fun. As such I was pleasantly surprised to see a much more evolved version come my way - Mohdoh.
Educational toys. The sound of that is enough to make any child cringe and run into a corner. Learning and playing are two separate components that no child would ever want to combine. What fun is a toy if it is going to make you learn something, right?