Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978



Spring 2012 Toys
Ages: 3 & Up
Price: $24.99

Children loved this high-quality pancake play food set. It comes with twenty-two pieces, including: 10 felt strawberry slices; two wooden plates; 4 felt pancakes; a wood Pancake Mix box with nutrition facts; a wood syrup bottle; 2 wood forks; and 2 wood knives. This pancake set is a great addition to any child's play kitchen, boy or girl. It is constructed of quality materials and is simply adorable. Testers felt confident that it would hold up for many years to come and through multiple children.

The set encourages children to play imaginatively. One tester said that her and her husband got to enjoy pancakes with syrup and strawberries 'made' by their preschooler a few times a week. Their son even insisted on bringing the set to friends and family's homes to make them pancakes as well! Parents like that it comes with strawberries, a nutritious companion to pancakes. In that regard, the set promotes eating healthy. Children will also develop important preschool skills. They'll hone fine motor skills when they stack the pancakes and strawberries, and they can practice counting the ten strawberries while dividing them evenly. And finally, they will have to keep things balanced while bringing pancake plates to diners.

Cassandra Bishop   ©2012 Parents' Choice
Cassandra Bishop holds a BA in Psychology and has her Master's degree in Social Work well within her grasp. The mother of two young and very energetic boys is passionate about the environment, healthy living, and education.

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Hape International Inc.

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