Running late with this one! Here I have Blogtober17 day 11, which was yesterdays, oops! The topic is Kitchens!
My spin on todays topic is all about role play, toy Kitchens to be precise! I always wanted a toy kitchen when I was little, I never got one! So I knew I wanted to get one for my child. Even though Fins a boy, I didn’t want him to miss out on such a great toy just because he wasn’t the right gender. Luckily, when I began shopping for a kitchen for him, manufacturers had recognised this. As a result a lot more gender neutral designs were on offer. However, it was a minefield. So many to choose from. So I decided to do a round up of some of the best lovedtoy kitchens with the help from a few of my blogging buddies!
1.George Home Delux Kitchen, £40.00
This is actually the kitchen we own. I knew I wanted a wooden kitchen. There’s nothing wrong with plastic, but we like quite natural looking things in our home, so we wanted something that was going to blend in a little bit. The price is a steal at just £40! It’s quite easy to assemble, although you will need two people for some parts. For the price it’s also quite robust and still looks new a few years down the line (thats something consider how brutal Fin can be). It has a little oven and a little microwave and a cute little curtain above the window. It’s very gender neutral so ideal for both boys and girls. What I especially love is the matching accessories you can buy!
2.Plum, Snowdrop Interactive Kitchen, £99.99
Beth from A Blonde and a Baby, has the Plum, Snowdrop intercative Kitchen and she says ” We got Lily the Plum Snowdrop Interactive Kitchen for her 3rd birthday and we love it! I think the colour scheme is so pretty. You can also pop an iPad in and make it interactive and cook different foods such as a chicken or muffins!“. You can check out the interactive App here on Android or Apple.
3.Kidkraft, Prairie Play Kitchen, £130.14
Leanne from A Slice of my Life Wales, has the Kidkraft, Prairie Kitchen and she says “ We’ve got a cute wooden one, the main reason for buying this particular one was that it was being kept in our living room and I wanted something that looked nice. I love the shabby chic vibe and the attention to detail.”
4.IKEA, Play Kitchen DUKTIG, £59.00
Siobhan from The Baby Boat Diaries has the IKEA DUKTIG Kitchen and she says “It’s reasonably priced around the £50 mark. Wooden and sturdy. A great height for toddlers. Their are loads of videos of people painting and styling the kitchens.” Natalie from Mumworthy adds ” I’ve ordered this one for Xmas for my little boy who will be nearly 2. He’s played with it at friends houses and loves pretending to feed everyone food. I really like the clean simplicity and the fact it’s wooden not plastic.”
5.Peppa Pig, My First Kitchen, £48.99
Carol at FamilyMakes bought the Peppa Pig Kitchen for her niece and says “ I think it’s awful, I much prefer the wooden ones or the home-made ones even, but she was Peppa Pig crazy and thought this was the best thing ever! She played with it constantly, and loved the sounds it made and all the pans and food!”
Do you agree? Would you add any?