If you have ever had a Melissa and Doug product in your house, then you know Melissa and Doug is the real deal. Simple, wooden toys based on classic play that inspire imagination and creativity with hours of play. (Can you tell I am a fan!)
The newest addition to our M&D collection is the Melissa & Doug Kitchen Accessory Set, a perfect addition for my daughter who loves to “cook cook” in her kitchen. Since I hate cooking, I am not really sure where this comes from, but I am all about encouraging it! (Mom tells me that I was the same way when I was a little girl, but I have my fingers crossed that she will love to cook for real one day.) K loves pretend kitchens, and while we already have one with plastic food and accessories, the bright-red, wooden pots and pans fit in beautifully.
The Kitchen Accessory Set comes with two pots with lids, a pan, a spoon, a slotted spoon and an oven mitt. When I gave the box to my daughter to open, she set up her new set in the middle of our kitchen floor and went straight to work making “pasgetti” for all (moving on to cookies soon thereafter). Although this is her first oven mitt for home, she has a couple at Mimi’s house (from other Melissa and Doug sets) and she LOVES oven mitts, it is so funny. I was almost as excited for the simple mitt as the rest of the set.
As a non-cook myself, I don’t know what it is about play kitchens that draw children in, but everyone of my friends with children has one and it is always the center of attention when the kids get together. At one of my friends’ houses for play the day before I gave K her new kitchen set, I noticed her playing with a pot from the same set. Although this pot lives in the house of 2 kids and has seen a LOT of play, it looked as good as new. (Another great thing about Melissa and Doug’s wooden toys!)
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