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Scented Scoops

Scented Scoops

Spring 2013 Toys
Ages: 3 & Up
Manufacturer: BeginAgain
Price: $30.00
Review:

The Scented Scoops toy is an eco-friendly ice cream set consisting of a cone carrier, six wooden cones, and six scoops of ice cream (two each of vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate) scented with delicious, non-toxic fragrances. The pieces are sturdy and durable enough to survive a crowded play-food storage container. BeginAgain, the manufacturer of this toy, skips bright artificial dyes for natural pastel ones, and the resulting toy is true to the real thing in terms of shape, texture, and smell.

The wooden tray helps to keep the cones in order and makes for easy delivery of the goodies while in play. Using this toy will help young ones hone balancing skills, too, as it is tricky to stack more than one scoop on a cone at a time.

Children who enjoy playing house or pretending to operate their own restaurant will easily integrate these toys into their pretend play. One tester's daughter likes to pretend that she is a waitress, and she offers her "customers" a special ice cream treat which will range from one scoop of ice cream to three different flavors stacked on top of each other.

Ines Horlacher   ©2013 Parents' Choice
Ines holds a Bachelor's degree in secondary Spanish education, a Master's Degree in secondary teaching and is currently pursuing an Administrator's endorsement on her teaching certificate. Married and mother of a five year old girl and a three year old boy, if Ines is not cooking, she's consumed by glue, glitter, and cotton ball crafts.


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