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.