Product Type: Marks & Spencer Fancy Dress
Newest Review: ... real good buy and in my experience we have more than had our money worth in terms of playtime with this toy. Within the set is cups, saucer... more
THIS TEA TIME PLAY IS SO MUCH FUN. I'LL MAKE YOU A CUPPA AND BAKE YOU A BUN!
Marks & Spencer Mummy and Me Teaset
Member Name: bishopview
Marks & Spencer Mummy and Me Teaset
Advantages: GREAT FUN BUT ALSO HELPS LANGUAGE AND PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT.
Disadvantages: THE TEAPOT THE SET COMES IN IS RATHER LARGE AND TAKES UP ALOT OF STORAGE SPACE.
My niece is two and loves coming to my house as I love any nonsense and will spend hours role playing with her. One day we will be princesses in a tower, another day nurses in a busy casualty and on others we imagine we are busy mums cooking tea and looking after the house. (not such a stretch for my acting ability beings as I am a busy mum!)
One toy that gets used again and again is the marks and spencers Mummy and me tea set. What a wonderful toy to use as a prop for our imaginary games. Basically this plastic, brightly coloured tea set comes in a big transparent plastic tea pot. The set is excellent in both quality and quantity. At £12 it is a real good buy and in my experience we have more than had our money worth in terms of playtime with this toy. Within the set is cups, saucers, spoons, small plates and a gorgeous little cake which is divided into four pieces.
This toy ticks so many boxes on the child development front. Not only does it promote imaginary play. But it's bright colours and chunky plastic accessories helps my neice to use her fine motor skills to perform tasks such as putting sugar in the tea and stirring it. I also love the fact that through play I can see her benefiting educationally from playing with this set. Her counting is put to the test, when I ask for two sugars or three pieces of cake. I find it is far more effective than when we do more structured counting activities.
I think this tea set is great as it can be used by both boys and girls. The colours of the items are bright and stimulating but not too feminine. My son is five he is often drawn into a game with us as he is not offended by these brightly coloured cups and saucers. I know for a fact if these cups were pink he wouldn't be seen for dust!!
The cups, saucers and other items in the set are of a very good, durable quality. They have been used so much and washed a few times. They maintain their brightness of colour very well. Although there is slight scratching on the cups, it is still in excellent condition. I honestly think this tea set would be ideal for use in a creche or nursery setting. As it is robust enough to withstand heavy use.
The only thing that I am not so keen on is the large teapot it all comes in. It is rather large and takes up quite alot of room in storage. Also my niece insists on taking this teapot on her travels. This can be a real pain as it takes up alot of room in the car and is quite big to carry. Whilst I love the quirkyness of this set being placed in a large tea pot. In reality I would find this set far more practical if it were in a little bag or case.
All in all though this toy is a real winner. Especially for pre school children. It has so much to offer in a toy. It is not only fun but has so much to offer in terms of promoting language and physical development. So in short it's a Fab toy. Full marks!
Summary: A BRILLIANT TOY WHICH WILL KEEP YOUR LITTLE ONE ENTERTAINED FOR AGES.
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