Playdough and Straw invitation to play

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Homemade playdough and coloured straws cut into shorter bits

This is a wonderful fine motor activity for tots and offers them an invitation to explore.
I used coloured straws cut up into quarters and a single ball of our Homemade Playdough layed out on a tray. She got busy sticking the straws into the playdough.

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Playdough and straws in action

The first time i set out this activity for her i found that it didnt hold her attention long enough. She merely poked the straws into the dough and set off to play with something else.
I took it as possibly just an off beat day for her, so i set out the activity again for her a few weeks later and it held her attention a lot longer.

Playtime expected: 10-20minutes

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