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Cat Construct Dough

Cat Construct Dough

Fall 2013 Toys
Ages: 3 & Up
Manufacturer: Toy State
Price: $9.99

The CAT Construct Dough play set pairs two toddler favorites: Trucks and play dough. The design is cute with its bright yellow CAT vehicle and bright orange barrel of construct dough, and it was no surprise that our 3-year-old testers dove right for it.

The roller can be inserted under the truck to impress cute construction-themed shapes and activities in the dough. There are medallions designed to fit into the bottom of the play dough barrel, too. Little ones struggled to insert the medallions into the bottom of the barrel for stamping. Parents wished that there had been better instructors for how to make use of this part on the packaging.

Aside from the issue pressing the medallions onto the barrel, parents appreciated the toy's design. It is perfectly sized for small hands to manipulate, and children enjoyed using play dough as part of their truck role playing games.

Andrea Sheehan   ©2013 Parents' Choice
Andrea Sheehan is a former teacher and Mom to four, currently working to successfully blend games, teaching, and technology with her startup, Outthink Inc.

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