When children are young, they love to imitate their parents and other grown-ups. Mimicking adults like this is key and helps little ones learn how to do more grown up tasks, such as eat, cook, dress themselves and the like. Riley absolutely LOVES to play "kitchen" and pretend grocery store.
What better way to reinforce her healthy eating habits than with a whole slew of realistic healthy foods for her to play with? Learning Resources had just the ticket with their Healthy Foods Play Set. Keep reading to learn more!
The Healthy Foods Play Set from Learning Resources is really three sets in one! You'll receive a small shopping basket chocked full of healthy foods for each meal of the day. Each piece of healthy food included is extremely realistic looking, full-size and even washable. This play set is designed for children ages 3 to 5 years old and comes complete with an activity card and food pyramid to help children learn how to eat right, exercise and have fun!
The Pretend & Play Healthy Breakfast Play Food Set contains 16 pieces of healthy food which includes the following:
- 2 Pancakes
- English Muffin Half
- Glass of Orange Juice
- Yogurt Cup
- Bowl of Strawberries
The Pretend & Play Healthy Lunch Play Food Set contains 16 pieces of healthy food which includes the following:
- 2 Wheat Bread Slices
- 2 Turkey Slices
- Slice of Cheese
- Slice of Tomato
- Slice of Lettuce
- 4 Celery Sticks
- Carton of Milk
- 2 Pretzels
The Pretend & Play Healthy Dinner Play Food Set contains 17 pieces of healthy food which includes the following:
- Spaghetti Noodles
- Grilled Chicken Breast
- Baked Potato
- 5 Carrot Sticks
- 4 Apple Slices
- French Bread Slice
- Glass of Milk
Riley was absolutely enamored with the Pretend & Play Healthy Foods Play Set from Learning Resources! She is so cute to watch going around with her little shopping basket, pretending to buy food from the grocery store. She then makes sure to take her choices back to her "kitchen", cook them up and then we both have a picnic where we enjoy the life-size foods she's prepared.
I love this toy too, for it has made her more receptive to eating certain vegetables she wouldn't touch before, like peas. I also have started teaching her what a food group is and explaining the included food pyramid to her. Since she can see that cookies, cakes and candy aren't on the food pyramid, she's learning that these are definitely "sometimes foods" and not anything that needs to be eaten on a daily basis.
The Healthy Foods Play Set is the perfect combination of education and fun and I know it will help my daughter develop healthy eating habits which she'll use for the rest of her life. If you're looking for the perfect holiday gift for a toddler or preschooler, then I highly recommend the Healthy Foods Play Set from Learning Resources!
Disclosure: I received the Healthy Foods Play Set from Learning Resources in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my own personal experiences with this item and is completely honest and objective.
I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!