Product Type: ELC baby toys
Newest Review: ... is the best design because it is easy for the child to carry and also makes it easy to transform the role play into buying the vegetab... more
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ELC Cut and Play Veg Set
Member Name: lyndsey1989
ELC Cut and Play Veg Set
Advantages: Looks good, fun, educational, lasts well
I had this when I was little so when my niece got her first kitchen it was inevitable she would get this set too. When I had mine over 15 years ago it was fruit aswell as vegetables and they were presented in a large cardboard box lined with a thin plastic tray. By the time my niece got them they came in a plastic basket as shown above and more recently I have seen that you can get a vegetable box which really does reflect modern times! Out of all designs I do believe that the basket is the best design because it is easy for the child to carry and also makes it easy to transform the role play into buying the vegetables and taking them home ready to prepare.
You are provided with an array of vegetables including an onion, aubergine, carrot, sweetcorn, pepper, cucumber, cauliflower, broccoli and a tomato (yes, I know a tomato is a fruit!). Each vegetable is divided into two or three pieces and then held back together with small velcro pads. You are also given a plastic knife to use to slice the vegetables.
I loved this set when I was younger and my niece loved her set too. The set has a variety of uses which can be played out including shopping for vegetables, cooking at home or even playing restaurants. They can also be used for educational purposes for counting pieces or learning the names of the vegetables.
The set is of a fantastic quality. It is all plastic which is soft and each piece is shaped to fit easily in a young childs hand. The velcro pads last extremely well and I have never encountered them not sticking.
I have seen these numerous times over the years and every time it is a popular toy. I find that the set remains in perfect condition and often encourages children to try new vegetables that they would have not wanted to before.
This set could be picked up for around £8-10 but you are bound to be able to get them in charity shops or from a car boot sale or even as a hand me down from friends or family whose kids have grown out of the set now.
The set is very fun and has a variety of uses. It is very well made and is absolutely excellent value for money in my opinion. Definitely recommended from the age of 3 up until around 8.
Summary: Excellent toy