Sam has moved on from his “Rollin’ It” obsession to Play Doh. He loves the stuff. He searches for where I hide the little jars of it and screams until I bring them down. We even busted out the flour and the salt and made our own dough yesterday. Remind me to never, ever do that again. Sam’s reponse to feeling flour in the bowl, that’s cute. Flour is soft and cool and nice. It is enjoyable to touch in the bowl, yes. Flour is not enjoyable to sweep up when it’s been flung all over the kitchen floor, however. Never again, or at least not until another flash of temporary insanity comes along.

More importantly Play Doh has been the impetus for Sam’s first repeating word. Now, every time I roll the dough into a ball he says “bawu.” That L sound, it’s a rough one. He also finds balls around the house and brings them to me to tell me it is, in fact, a bawu. So good to finally hear my son’s voice…saying actual words.

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  1. My mom used to make play-doh for us, and I loved it! I bet he had so much fun with it… too bad you didn’t :)

    Yay for bawu!!

  2. Just realized it looks like I’m writing to someone names “Kay.” Hehe. I meant kay as in okay.

  3. Kay, how old is Sam, exactly? I’ve been wondering when Patrick will be old enough for Play Doh. He’s 13 months….think he’ll just eat it? Or do I make homemade and add a little something to his diet? :)

  4. Adventures In Babywearing

    Play Doh is the play thing of choice around here (by the way Amyjane, our youngest is 13 months and just not quite ready for it yet.)

    Noah’s kindy teacher mentioned that play doh is excellent for teaching fine motor skills, too!

  5. Amyjane,
    Sam is 18 months and just really wasn’t interested in the play doh until the past few weeks. I still stay with him whenever he has it just in case. For example, yesterday we rolled it into a log and for some reason he really that made him really want to eat it. I think you can try it and see if he likes it. Just make sure you are supervising and don’t be surprised if he just doesn’t care about it yet.

  6. I make play dough for Jack, while he is sleeping! I think that is the key to homemade playdough success!
    Jack still has a hard time with the “J” sound, it always sounds like a “k”. So he calls himself “Kackie”!

  7. Funtimes! I remember the stuff my mom used to make… she called it “salt-dough” and we were dang lucky if she made it for us. Mostly we were stuck using the vast quantities of oily smelling greygreen scultptors clay that she still had kicking around from her college days. “Oily” doesn’t really do justice to the smell… maybe “poisonously petroleumesque” starts to convey the stench… and yet, we used it, and we were GRATEFUL for it… Yeah… grateful.

  8. My daughter loves to get out her plastic animals and make “tracks” in the playdough. Or roll them out and cut with cookie cutters.

  9. I. HATE. PLAY DOH. That stuff ends up smashed into everything in our house. Except back into its jar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. play doh rocks!!!!

  11. I read that and was thinking “But I always thought her name was Beth???”

    ha ha ha!

    My son is four and his name starts with an “L” but it sounds like “W” when he says it, it’s very cute.

  12. Okay I’m delurking in a vicious way, you don’t probably know but I’m tagging you for a meme. Mostly because I like your stuff, hope you haven’t already tackled this one and that you’re okay with memes. Good luck.

  13. The fun to come. Exciting about the word. A’s new one is “HI!” accompanied by enthusiastic waving.

  14. [...] Monday – Dough: I’ve talked about Sam’s love for playdoh before. Honestly though, there came a time when I just couldn’t take it anymore because it ALWAYS resulted in some sort of tantrum. And as I’m sure you are all aware there is a level of clean up that is somewhat trying – picking up those little pieces off the floor when you are large and pregnant is not fun. So this week we made some cloud dough, which has a different consistency than playdoh. It’s lighter and more elastic so little pieces are not an issue. It is a bit oily, so I recommend keeping this activity limited to a table for a quicker clean up. [...]