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What fun it is for toddlers and pre-schoolers to pretend cook on their toy kitchen sets.  We like the wooden kitchen centers by Plan Toys as they are durable, eco-friendly and will become heirloom toys that can be passed down to future generations.  They also are great looking - they fit in nicely within your home and you won't want to hide it down in the basement or in a distant corner.  I put our kitchen toys in our kitchen so my kids would cook along with me at dinner time - it was alot of fun - for both of us.

The Kitchen Center by PlanToys is an all in one set with turning knobs, storage area, oven, sink, dish washing unit, and utensil holder.  It is a two-sided center that provides realistic play for your kids.  One side is meant for cooking while the other side is for cleaning up.  Your kids can role play - whatever their imaginations can create.  It encourages social interaction when playing in pairs or groups.  Kitchen functions are also introduced to kids which helps them later on when you introduce them to cooking in a real kitchen.

PlanToys Kitchen Center

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