In the corner of our living room there is a wooden oven and wooden sink. The girls were given these beautiful handmade children’s kitchen pieces when they turned two and they have been in use ever since. Over the years we’ve added some lovely extras too… The wooden fruit and veggies, a collection of crockery and cutlery, some lovely metal pots and pans, a really cool toaster and even a birthday cake!
I thought about putting them away the other day. It seemed that no one had really played with them much for a while and a change would do us all good. But no sooner had the thought popped into my head when suddenly there has been a resurgence of ‘home play’, cooking and enjoyment.
All three big kids were busily setting the table and cooking up a storm after school today. It is such important play, this mimicking of daily life, even for a six year old.
Joining in We Play at Childhood101.com today – pop on over for a fabulous aray of great play ideas.
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Mom and Kiddo says
I got out some play food for my toddler today, he ended up throwing it around the room but loved it when I pretended to eat it!
Colleen - Sunrise Learning Lab says
Kitchen play is so much fun for children. My sons enjoy playing in their kitchen too.
Thanks for sharing your neat post.
What a beautiful kitchen! I’d be playing there if I could!
And isn’t it always the way? Whenever you plan of getting rid of something or putting it away it is always the most popular thing again! Kids!! LOL
Lovely kitchen :)
My girls have been playing with their cooking toys lots recently. All these packing boxes surrounding us make very good kitchen material :D
Love the kitchen! My Dad is making one for DD for her birthday. I think I’m going to be more excited about it than her ;)
Chapter Forty says
You have a fantastic kitchen. My Little Miss has one as well, but her big brother loves it too. Mums and Dads is their favourite game when friends come over and it all centres around the play kitchen. Just like life.
What a fantastic wooden kitchen set. Do you know where it came from? I have been trying to find one like this for my daughter and only seem to find ones like this on American websites.
Clare the sink and stove in this photo are hand made and bought at a local craft market almost 6 years ago. All our kids have loved them and they have stood the test of time and are still going strong, but I’ve not seen the stall at the market for a long long time.
Windmill toys do have some that are similar ( http://www.windmill.net.au/vmchk/Shop-by-Category/Furniture/Play-Corner.html ) they are not cheap but worth every cent if you ask me! Hope that helps