Friday, September 14, 2012

New year of learning with Play-Doh!

7690FBC35056900B1045032C5403210CPlay-Doh Back to School Chalkboard Playset
From Hasbro Canada

About the product

Numbers are more fun with PLAY-DOH modeling compound! This colourful chalkboard set gives your child the tools to make numbers and shapes out of 4 different colours of PLAY-DOH modeling compound. In addition to helping your child learn about shapes and numbers, cutting, squeezing, and rolling PLAY-DOH compound helps children develop fine motor skills. Make the building blocks of learning fun with the more than 20 pieces in the PLAY-DOH Chalkboard Set!

Set includes 16 cutters, scissors, roller and 4 three-ounce cans of PLAY-DOH modeling compound.

Our Thoughts

Earlier in August, I got the opportunity to review a new Play-Doh product.  Usually, I don’t jump on these offers as we already have quite a number of play-doh items in our household.  But when I realized that this specific set would emphasize the learning of numbers and geometric forms, I decided that my daughter would definitively enjoy doing this during her school year.   She is getting more homeschool books this year including starting her mathematic curriculum.   So learning the numbers is on the program for this little girl in our household and I though that combining fun with Play-Doh will enhance her learning experience.

As I was setting up the area where she would product test the playset, I made sure that there was placemat on the counter.    After opening the package, this is all the items you could find in it.


My two eager testers – Jérémy age 6 and his sister Jasmine age 4.   I originally intended for Jasmine to product test the product but Jérémy wanted to join the fun…  He had done great work with his school that morning and was rewarded with some fun play-doh time with his little sister.


Once set up on the breakfast bar in the kitchen, my two testers proceeded to experiment with the numbers and forms.


Jasmine even made some interesting combination of color with the number zero inside a red square.   I was impressed with her – knowing that she usually mix the colors together…


They spend quite some time playing with the play-doh as well as the forms and numbers before deciding to incorporate the other play-doh items we had already.


Bottom line is the kids had fun making shapes and numbers and exploring the basics mathematical concepts with Play-Doh.   This playset is perfect to supplement the learning and for fun time after hard work in the curriculum.   Every young child will enjoy this new playset and the parents will appreciate the fact that learning is done at the same time!

The Play-Dog Back to School Chalkboard Playset can be found at any toy store in your city.

Disclaimer: Thanks to Hasbro Canada for sending me the above mentioned products for review purposes . I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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