I am a Pinterest-oholic. Didn't you know? It's the new google! I'm kidding. But seriously, everything I need is right there. As I was doing my research on activties, I realized I had to find something edible for them to do. Since both boys still loves mouthing objects, I had to find something safe for them to play with. Although, this play-dough is made up of edible ingredients, it does not necessarily mean I will let him eat it. It just means that if in case he ever ingests it, I know that it is safe to eat.
Also, I haven't let Hiro play with this yet. Perhaps, I'll make a different batch of play-dough for Hiro. Seeing how Zaki plays with his batch, I can't imagine all the germs that's found its way to his play-dough.
Anyways, playing with play-dough in a house with carpet requires rules. Zaki understands rules. Although, we struggle sometimes, but he understands that play-dough is only for the table/desk. If he brings it with him anywhere, I remind him to put it back on the desk where it belongs. On the first day that I introduced his play-dough, he wanted to sleep with it. I had to put it in a ziplock bag for him to be able to keep it with him in bed.
He spends atleast twice a day on this activity, lasting as long as 30 minutes or more each time. I mean, that is the longest he's spent on one activity. He's usually distracted and comes back and forth between a few toys. But this one is a winner!