All three of my kids have always loved playing with pretend food. We’ve bought a variety – Melissa and Doug sets are always the kids’ favorites, but we’ve done the cheapo McDonald’s toys, etc.
Kids don’t even need to have a kitchen to enjoy these. My kids loved their shopping carts and then they’d place the food around the house and stroll through the “store aisles” to put it in their cart. Fun!
Here is a list of the top 10 bestselling toy food sets for kids:
Toys that allow a child to mimic mom or dad in the kitchen are always a hit. This wooden set allows children to play pretend food, but while playing, the set teaches them about different kinds of fruit.
It also teaches counting and halves. The set comes with 7 different fruits to be sliced and a wooden knife. Kids enjoy cutting the fruit and then making them whole again. Velcro inside the fruits enable the pieces to stick together time and time again.
Play time can be a great opportunity to teach young children about healthy nutrition. This 21 piece set has pieces of food from each of the 4 food groups. Each of the 4 food groups are separately stored to make it easier for your child to learn them. Continue reading