We're all about eating healthy and Melissa & Doug toys fit right into the mix. Teaching your kids about food and nutrition doesn't have to be painful. In fact it can be fun. These colorful wooden toys show tots and preschoolers the glorious colors of vegetables and teach them the basics of preparation. If they play with green beans and lettuce, they are more likely to eat these lovely greens at dinner time. Now is the time to stock up on these toys for winter play and birthdays.
Melissa & Doug offers kids the chance to shop, slice, dice, season, cook and serve-- whatever is on your young cook's menu of activities. Here are a few of our favorites.
Planning a well-balanced meal is child's play with this wooden set. Items from the five food groups--including watermelon, milk, cheese, fish, eggs, and much more--are crafted of solid wood and come with four wooden baskets for sorting and storage. ($19.99)
BONUS Extension Activities: Ask the child to identify each food item (other than condiments) and to categorize it by basic food group: meat, dairy, grain, or fruits and vegetables. Ask the child to place each food group in a different crate. Help the child to assemble a balanced meal in each basket. Explain that each meal must have one item from each food group.
From dolls to asparagus, your kids will love loading up this toy. With sturdy metal construction and pivoting front wheels, this kid-size shopping cart is easy to maneuver, fun to fill, and built to last. Includes a folding seat for a favorite toy companion. ($69.99). Ages 3+
Fishy fun for everyone. We've had many Japanese-style picnics in our house with this cool wooden set. This 24-piece wooden sushi play-food set is packed in a beautiful storage box and includes sliceable sushi rolls, shrimp, tuna, easy-use chopsticks, a cleaver and more. ($19.99). Makes a great birthday gift.
Yes, yes we know about the cupcake and cookie toys too. But the more kids embrace healthy, diverse foods the better. Playtime is a super place to start.
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