For babies, squishing, squeezing, pulling and smashing is excellent for building little muscles in the hands.
For older toddlers, you can add a mini rolling pin and some dough shapes. Not only does this add to the fun, but you can also chat with them about shape recognition and boost their creativity.
On a plane, it is easy enough to use some hand sanitizer and wet wipes to wipe down the tray table for your little one to play on. In the car, you can get tray tables with legs on them to put over your little one’s lap.
If you make your own playdough, you’ll know exactly what went into it so you won’t worry so much if it ends up in a curious mouth!.
For more travel entertainment tips for babies and toddlers, read our article here.
Here is a great recipe to try…
You will need:
2 cups flour
2 ½ tbsp. oil (vegetable, olive or coconut oil)
½ cup salt (or less)
2 tbsp cream of tartar (in baking section at grocery store)
1½ cup boiling water
Optional – food colouring, essences, glitter