Product Type: Just Like Home Child Development
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Just Like Home Tea Set and Tray
Member Name: baby-cakes
Just Like Home Tea Set and Tray
Advantages: fun, durable, role play
My daughter turned two at Christmas last year and one of the things she was to be receiving was a kitchen so i wanted her to have some other accessories to play with, so one of the extras my mum bought her was the Just Like Home Tea Set. It has turned out to be more popular than the actual kitchen!!!
The tea set is made up of a teapot, four cups, four saucers, four spoons, milk jug and a sugar bowl and all come on a good sized plastic tray. While the colours of the set are the primary colours i wouldn't say it is necessarily brightly coloured but it is an appealing set for children. I would say it is quite a basic set and have since seen others that appear better in my opinion, but saying that my daughter loves it and may not have enjoyed a different one just as much.
The set isn't very large but it isn't too small for toddlers to play with, i think it is just an ideal size for little hands!
My daughter has a really good imagination and a large part of her play is role play and this set is just fantastic for that purpose, she loves to pretend to make me a cup of tea (or a brew as she calls it) and she likes to make me sit on the floor on a little rug and have the drink with her. If i'm busy she will quite happily get a teddy and doll to sit down and make them a drink and i love the fact that at two years old she has the imagination to do this. In addition to the tea set, my daughter likes to put a plate of food on the tray to serve to me too, usually something random like broccoli or strawberry!
The recommended age for this tea set is 18 months+ which is a good age to start to get their imaginations running! The set is really durable even though i wouldn't say it actually looks particularly strong but it has survived allsorts from my daughter and hasn't even got a mark on it!! All the items in the set are easy to clean but they are dishwasher safe if you wish to wash them that way.
I really like this tea set, my little girl has had many hours of enjoyment out of it and i think it has really enhanced her role play skills which can only be a good thing. I love that it comes with a tray as its great to watch her put all the things together on the tray to serve it up, something that she hasn't actually ever seen before so is ultimately her imagination that has enabled her to do this! I can't recommend this tea set enough, i think anything that helps develop your child in such a way is a really essential thing to have and at £12.99 thats a bargain for such a great item!
Summary: a great first tea set
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