I have been weighing up whether or not to buy Immy a home corner stove and sink for role play. At both the child care centre and preschools which I have worked in they are very, very popular pieces of equipment, especially with the 2-3 year olds. Immy is almost 17 months and she adores playing with the home corner at playgroup each week.
Currently at home she has a tea set and a shopping basket, some play pots and pans and pretend food, all of which she plays with daily, cooking up meals for her doll or plush cat or pouring me a cup of tea.
We don’t have a separate playroom, Immy has a corner of our loungeroom as her area, and so I really need one unit which integrates both the stove/oven and the sink and I would really prefer a wooden unit over a plastic one. I started looking around on the Internet for ideas.
This one by Education Works has everything we could possible need but is still a little large.
This Educo French Kitchen is very compact and has lots of nice wooden accessories but looks a bit unstable on those spindly legs and I am not sure about the tiny sink which looks like a bit of an afterthought.
Then I saw this beautiful french made Moulin Roty set, separate stove and sink but so lovely, that is until I saw the price, gasp!
I would love to hear from any Mums who have bought a toy kitchen for their children. Was it good value for money? Did your children play with it alot? Any other brands, models, designs out there that I haven’t found yet?