This was "handed down" to us from an older cousin, but it has been a great gift. It was & still is in perfect condition despite hours of use. Our daughter (3 1/2 yo) started pretending it was a birthday cake which prompted us to buy the 3-layer birthday cake (which she also loves). When she had lost a little interest in the pizza we watched an online video. She had renewed interest & was imitating the additional ways to play with it. I hadn't thought of it as being a puzzle & learning tool (just play food). Sure enough, she loves the sorting, counting, & creating the circle. However, she does disassemble & assemble the 3-layer cake more. I think because there is a bigger puzzle to solve. On her own she has pretended the toppings are money. She also uses them to "make salads" in a bowl. The pizza has also been "baked" in her play oven & under every piece of furniture. The storage box is nice & sturdy, but I wish it had a lid to keep in pieces & make stacking/storing easier. Simple plates to suit the chunky pizza (&cake) slices would be great (to buy separately). If we hadn't been given this, I think I would have completely overlooked all of the wooden cutting play food. Now she's getting even more for Christmas. Well worth anyone's investment to be passed down to siblings & future generations.
I love, love, LOVE our new Farmer's Market Coloring Sorting Set from Learning Resources. Seriously, this is one of my favorite educational kids games and toys we have ever gotten. What I love about it is the infinite ways to play, and how it will grow with your child. First of all, it's coloring matching, which is something we all try to teach our young toddlers. There are 5 baskets that are labeled with each color. It was really fun for my youngest to run around sorting out all the fruit. Also, it's great to teach my kids all about the fruits and vegetables. Some more well known like apples, strawberries, and carrots, and other fun unique ones like eggplant and yellow peppers. And finally, these also just make a great addition to any play kitchen set. The food has a great texture, smooth and slightly squishy. I know they will last a long time, and I highly recommend this fun toy set to anyone!
The Learning Resources Farmer's Market Color Sorting Set combines so many of the things my kids love to do into one box it was a guaranteed hit before I even opened the box. My kids love playing in their play kitchen, and love to serve each other food. They also love to sort and identify colors! It is what they have been learning all year in preschool and they just beam with pride when they get it right! The Farmer's Market Color Sorting Set lets them sort and sell bushels of realistic produce! The box includes.... Read the rest of the review here- http://www.realmomreviews.net/2012/02/giveaway-farmers-market-color-sorting-set-315/ Disclaimer- I was given this product free of charge to review.
I absolutely love this set because it is not only fun to look at the different fruits and veggies and name them, it really helps my son learn his colors and learn the skill of sorting correctly by color or even by fruit or veggie (when he gets really advanced)! Plus, he can also use them in his kitchen set for pretend play! I love that it has so many uses. One day he can use it for pretend and another day we can use it for learning! This is another great toy offered by Learning Resources! They never disappoint! Disclosure - This product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.
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