playdough


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playdough

(ˈpleɪˌdəʊ)
n
a soft modelling material used by children
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The synthetic smell from a new car, petrol fumes, solvents and innocent- looking playdough can all cause an adverse reaction in children.
Materials: Playdough, balance scales, standard mass pieces (5 g, 10 g, 20 g), digital scales.
The bomb-builder was told how to use Playdough and glue to produce explosives and warned not to let children "eat left-over plutonium".
Two to three year olds - jigsaws, Lego, cars, building blocks, farm animals, books, stickle bricks, crayons, Winnie the Pooh toys, Playdough, mobiles and musical toys.
Yet many a chairman of big business would be hard put to cope simultaneously with constant little fingers tugging at his sleeve, while trying to defuse fisticuffs between two little angels scrapping over their favourite jigsaw, AND pick stray bits of playdough off his trousers.
My feet is walking' as he put his shoes on his hands and walked them across the floor; and David's comment '1 eat it a grapes' as he pretended to eat grapes made from playdough.
Materials--because models are usually made flat on a table and do not have to stand up, many different materials can be used such as soft playdough, plasticine, 2-D pictures, drawings, written text, existing 3-D models, felt, cardboard cut-outs and natural materials such as leaves, rocks or fruit.
DIG IT: Playing in the sandpit are Jason Galloway and Sophie MacNeil, left; CUTE PAIR: Charlie Watson gives her bear a hug, right; CREATIVE: From left, Codie Watson, Dylan Milson and Ellie Wordsfold make glitter Christmas trees, right; PAINTING PAIR: Painting Christmas stockings are cousins Billie-Jo Jones and Casey Jones, right; PLAYDOUGH TIME: For Abbi Pearson-Douglas and Luke Kendall; CHRISTMAS READING: Teaching assistant Katy Hinde reads a book to Leionie Foster, left, and Kelsey Carroll; MAKING CARS: Bradley Smith and Jake Curry, left; DESIGNER: Trevor Gilby gets to work; SANDMEN: Alec Charlton and Warren Wise; HELPING OUT: Year 6 help the reception class make Christingle lights, above; FESTIVE SPIRIT: Dressed as Mother Christmas and ringing her sleigh bells is little Leah Schink
For the more creative and arty youngsters, there's the chance to get messy with glue, paint and playdough.
To encourage your little one's creative side, make a childfriendly area in your kitchen or sitting room with a table and chairs and a tub of paper, crayons and playdough.