Product Type: Just Like Home Child Development
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A perfect set for teddy bear picnics and parties
Just Like Home Tea Set and Tray
Member Name: jillycat
Just Like Home Tea Set and Tray
Advantages: well made great for imaginative play
This tea set is something that has been in our toy box for several years and is still played with today. Toys R Us where I bought this from recommend this toy for children over 3 years. However I bought this for our son when he was 2 and he played with it with no problems from this age I just watched him with the teaspoons as I can't think of any other reason why this wouldn't be suitable for children from 2 years old.
The tea set includes a tray, tea pot with lid, sugar pot with lid, milk jug and four cups with saucers and teaspoons. They are all made from plastic and can be used in both the dishwasher and microwave. Now I am not sure when you would actually put this in the microwave for a child to play with but I do know that the dishwasher cleans them nicely when we have used them as a tea party set and they have remained bright and have remained undamaged in any way.
My son enjoys playing with this set and has done for several years and whilst it isn't an everyday played with item he does keep coming back to it time and again to have tea parties for his teddies and myself and his dad. All the items in the set are nice and easy for a child to hold and manipulate. My son is able to use the milk jug and he can pour easily from the tea pot and was able to do so from the age of 2. Even with liquid in the tea pot he still manages to lift it easily and manoeuvre it around to make sure everyone gets a drink. The spoons are nicely curved and can actually hold items within it such as a sweet or liquid from the cups. The tea pot lid is a nice secure fit and is neither too tight that when neither lifting it off liquid sprays everywhere nor so loose that it falls off when tipped.
One of the main appeals for my son and me when purchasing this tea set was that it wasn't a pink coloured one. He had set his heart on having a tea set for picnics and parties with his teddies but even at 2 he didn't want a pink one and the bright colures of red blue and yellow definitely appealed to him and have continued to do so even now that he is nearly 5 years old. I think the fact that the colours are so bright and unisex makes it a great set for a boy or a girl and it is certainly appealing to both sexes whenever he has friends round to play. The other good thing about the colour of the set is that it hasn't faded in anyway despite being in the dishwasher a few times and still looks nice and vibrant even after nearly 3 years' worth of play.
Overall I would definitely recommend this tea set it is well made and very robust the bright colours of it appeals to boys and girls and even after nearly 3 years' worth of play it still looks great with no fading or warping of the plastic a full 5 stars from our household. At 12.99 from Toys R Us I think it is well worth its money for the great imaginative play it has given my son.
Summary: A great tea set that it long lasting and great for imaignaitve play
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