Toy Buzz: Play-Doh (plus WIN!)

Our next installment of Toy Buzz encourages your kids to get their hands on some fun Play-Doh!

Along with this Toy Buzz review we are also giving away TWO fun sets of this lovely product. To enter share this post and comment on what your child most enjoys making with Play-Doh.

Play-Doh is a versatile product that encourages children to create, make and build. This brand offers a wide range of basic sets alongside themed sets which all aim to get little hands building.

Parent Review

“My kids love it when I set up a Play-Doh stations for them. I usually set out their Play-Doh tools in an attractive way and put down trays for each one. Then they love to then go ahead and create. ” Mother

Teacher Review

“Play-Doh is an excellent brand and product. We have found that is lasts long and that the texture is perfect for little hands to get busy. This products is excellent at both stimulating the imagination and fine motor skills.” Pre-school teacher

Kid Review

“Play-Doh is fun because I can make whatever I want to make. I like to cut it and roll it out to make things” Sarah*, age 5

Childhood development skills

Creativity, imagination, role-playing, sensory play, fine motor skills, planning, problem-solving and experimenting with cause and effect.

Extension Tips

  • Let your child come up with some imaginary games like baking pizza or cookies!
  • Let the whole family join in the fun and use Play-Doh to create a scene such as a farm or the beach.
  • Make a set of faces using Play-Doh this can be a great way to encourage talking about emotions.
  • Have some fun and teach kids how to mix primary colours together to create the secondary colours.

Toy Buzz

Brand: Play-Doh by Hasbro

Variations and extras:

Recommended age: Most suited to ages 2 – 6 years. Older children can also make use of this fun modelling clay by creating models of things they may be learning about at school- body organs, atoms, plants cells etc.

Perfect choice for: Those that like to be creative activities and enjoy sensory play.

Price: From R29-90 for a single tub. Sets go for around R59.99 and upwards.

Stockists: Toys R Us, Toy Kingdom


Win a Play-Doh hamper


Share this review and leave a comment on the blog post below about why you love Play-Doh as much as we do and you could win TWO sets of SIX delightful colourful Play-Doh for your little one to enjoy!


*Names changed to protect privacy

Prizes are not transferable and Becoming You reserves the right to select the winner.

Emma Reid

Emma is a mom of three. She is an educationalist and holds a Bachelor Degree in English, Media & Writing and Film. She is also a qualified Primary School Teacher. She has a keen interest in curriculum and content development especially for child related fields. With many years of teaching children, and advising parents, she is passionate about childhood development and education - of kids and parents. Her hobbies include photography, reading, travel and spending time in the outdoors with her family and relaxing either in or near the surf!

  1. I can’t say I LOVE Play-Doh, but my girls do! I would love to win this so I can spend my time shouting ‘not in your mouth’ to the little one while trying to scrape the rest out the carpet. But seriously, such fun for the kids and good for development.

  2. I love play dog it keeps me kids so entertained and engaging. Love seeing them make such awesome stuff with itPlay

  3. Love watching my granddaughters utilising Play-Doh to create many weird and wonderful items – they particularly enjoy using my vast collection of cake cutters and my shortbread stamp. They are concentrating on animal cut-outs and
    moulding and have become quite adept at creating zoos and farms. Love the creativity

  4. I love play-doh .. it keeps my daughter busy for hours. It’s so versatile, she never gets bored with it. It really is a saver when I need to keep her quiet, plus it stimulates her imagination.

  5. It keeps my kids entertained for hours.. and they can actually get super creative with it.
    its fun, and i even find myself “helping them” a bit too often haha

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