Playing With Dough For The First Time!

Sixtine has been exploring the house (which is totally new to her perspective since she was only about 4 months when we left to Paris) for a good two weeks. Climbing, mouthing, touching, messing around and loved every minute of it. She was at first, very attracted to that little stand play table offered to her at Christmas by family members but seems to have lost interest in it. She has lost interest in pretty much all of her toys to be quite honest. What she wants is to play with grown up items, and be with Mama or Papa all the time, see what they are up to. I have come to realize that Sixtine needed a few more toys. I usually put some away for a bit and bring them back out so she does get that sense of  ‘novelty’ now and then.

I felt bad this afternoon thinking: my baby is bored. I have to find something to entertain her. First, I checked out my favorites on Etsy for Montessori toys, and then my Montessori board on Pinterest, to finally end up on how we montessori‘s website. Kylie has two boys and I have been following her adventures for a while now. I like her simple, honest writing and she is very resourceful.

I was on the look for some ideas of what she did with her son when he was between 9 and 10 months and decided to try playdough with Sixtine for the first time.

Her recipe is very easy and simple to make. It calls for 1/2 cup of flour, 1/2 of water, 1/4 cup of salt, 1/2 tbsp of tartar cream, and 1/2 tbsp of cooking oil. I didn’t have tartar so I didn’t use any and it still worked beautifully.

She was extremely excited to see that ball-of-something in my hands and went right at it as soon as I put it on her tray. And put it straight to her mouth. No surprise here! She squished and squished and squished! Shivered here and there (I suppose she didn’t enjoy the salty taste of it but it didn’t stop her from doing it again!)

Results: I think she had a lot of fun. It wasn’t a long-lasting activity as I had to prevent her from eating it pretty much the whole time. I think I will try again in a few weeks time!

What are some go-to activities you do or did with your under one babies?