Friday, 24 April 2015

Play With Your Food / Hal's Play Kitchen

For Hal's 1st Birthday last a couple of weeks ago we decided to buy him a play kitchen. With a baker for a mum, he is always happily watching me bake and cook, and we thought he would really enjoy having his own little kitchen where he could cook too!

A lot of people think that play kitchens, tea sets and baking toys are just for girls but we are very much of the stance that there are no 'girls toys' or 'boys toys' - there are just toys!

It turns out we were right, Hal absolutely adores his play kitchen! Every day since we gave it to him he has spent the majority of his time playing with it! He especially loves 'making pasta' and he loves it when I pretend to eat the play food, making it disappear!

I'm completely in love with the beautiful fruits and vegetables family members bought for Hal's little kitchen. We asked that family and friends who wanted to contribute to the kitchen buy wooden toys, as we wanted to create a vintage-look play kitchen, and we just love the feel and look of wooden toys as opposed to plastic.

I have to confess that my absolute favorite toys for the kitchen are the beautiful little coffee machine and - the star of the show - the mini kitchen aid mixer! I can't quite get over the cuteness of the mixer, and I love that the top actually lifts up and the whisk attachment turns - just like my one!

I really think we couldn't have chosen a better Birthday gift, and I know Hal (and his soon-to-arrive little brother) will enjoy playing with this little kitchen for years to come!

What toys did you love as a child?

Play Kitchen - Infantastic - Amazon
Coffee Machine - Lelin - Amazon
Kitchen Mixer - Le Toy Van - Amazon
Cutting Board & Fruit and Veg - Viga - Amazon
Wooden Fruit - John Lewis
Shopping Basket - Tiger UK 
Burger & Sandwich Set - Melissa & Doug - Amazon
Pots & Pans - John Lewis
Tea & Cake Set - The Early Learning Centre
Pasta Set - Hape - Amazon
Biscuit Set - Amazon

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