Got your kid their dream kitchen and now you’re just trying to add some nice accessories to it?
You thought getting a kitchen for kids is a good idea and after you’ve spent some time learning about the best options you can find on the market; you now want to know which are some of the best play kitchen accessories.
If you haven’t gotten a kitchen set yet, then I might suggest you looking out for big kitchen set toys, in case you think your child might be very into it and dedicate it a good part of his time. Getting a big set from the very beginning can spare you from looking out for accessories quite soon.
Which are some must have play kitchen accessories?
Various foods baskets (fruits, vegetables, eggs and dairy, pastry products, butter, milk cartons)
These give your child a realistic experience as he can find in his play kitchen some of the same ingredients and foods that can be found in your family’s kitchen. Try to get their favorite foods, they will enjoy having them in a toy form. Some of the vegetables and fruits come in wooden form, with the possibility of being cut into pieces and then put back together as they have little magnets placed in the middle. I personally recommend those because they are like little puzzles and helps the kid to use their problem-solving skills.
As I’ve previously stated, they will enjoy having similar things to what they can see in the family’s kitchen. We opted for a toaster, a blender and an espresso machine. Try and look for sets, usually toasters come with slices of bread, honey pots and some butter, blenders come with ingredients for smoothies (milk and pieces of fruit) and espresso machine comes with little coffee cups, milk cartons and sugar cubes. If your kitchen doesn’t include one, you can also buy a separate refrigerator toy. There are also separate microwave ovens if your toy kitchen doesn’t have one included. Another nice sets to have are the breakfast ones, they usually come with a tray, some bread, butter, eggs, some cheese, croissants, a little jar of jam or honey, a teacup with a tea bag, and some fruit. Pick something that best suits your child’s breakfast preferences.
Best play kitchen food
The healthier the choices, the better. Playing with a toy kitchen should improve children’s relationship with food and encourage healthy food choices. My advice is to buy as many vegetables and fruits as possible and inspire them to see vegetables and fruits as more approachable foods. I find it really inspiring to see them cooking vegetables in their play kitchen and then asking me to cook a similar dish. Encourage them to try as many as possible and try to provide their kitchen set with a variety of foods so it’ll increase their availability.
Kitchen play pots, pans, bowls, glasses, plates and cutlery
5 Kitchen play pots & cutlery sets
This stainless-steel set is very realistic and durable, and my favorite part, easy to clean. I like that the set also has some foods, a shopping basket and an oven glove.
I recommend this one if your kid loves pink, it’s made of stainless steel, but it’s a girly version of it. Works best with a pink or white kitchen set.
This set guarantees a good quality of the products, durable design and material and easy to clean. Suitable for toddlers and older children as well and looking realistic.
A great set that also contains plates, cutlery accessories, cups and bowls. Everything is easy to clean, and it will engage your child into learning how to set the table.
Practicing setting up the table with these will only help them get ready to set up the real table in the future. They can learn how to arrange the plates and the cutlery and how to organize them in the kitchen cabinets. You can learn them which serves to what and also exemplify in the family’s kitchen. Along with these you can also add a small sponge so they can pretend to wash them after using them and a small kitchen towel. You don’t even need to buy toy ones; you can use smaller versions of real ones.
The wooden pizza sets where you can stick the toppings as you wish is a great success, it usually comes in set together with a pizza slicer, a pizza box and a pizza tray, that way they can play several games with it (baking pizza, delivering it, eating it or simply serving it).The toy cakes and muffins are also very popular because all kids love sweets. I personally prefer the wooden cakes, the ones you can slice and put magnetic candles on top, they can pretend it’s their birthday every day.
3 Wooden Kitchen Toy Set
A lovely wooden cutlery set for your kid, that will help him enjoy play pretend kitchen even more. Thanks to its material it is resistant and suitable for toddlers, as well, I would recommend it.
Apron, oven glove and chef hat
If they enjoy kitchen play, they most likely would appreciate having these nice accessories as well. There are plenty of options on the market for you to choose, you can also do it at home. For more durable versions, I suggest you use cloth for them. But if you’re in a hurry you can also make a paper hat chef, it’s very easy to make and the kids will love it. It can also be a fun activity to do together.
2 Cooking Kits for Children
Make baking with your child an even more magnificent experience by getting him some accessories made for his little hands. This baking set has everything that he needs to help you bake and decorate cookies and cakes and it comes with a cute apron so he wouldn’t stain his clothes, just like a real pastry chef.
It’s a classic game, serving tea to their toys and dolls. Having a nice teapot and some cute teacups is a must in the play kitchen. I personally prefer the metal or wooden sets, as they are more lasting.
4 Toy Tea Sets
Your kid loves play sets so much that she wants to take them when going on trips or vacations? No problem, this set is easy to pack, store and take with you anywhere. When they don’t need to pack the set, the case can be used as a bag to store other things. I don’t even have to mention the cute design, lovely unicorns.
Is your kid a huge animal lover? Mine, too. This set has adorable animal pictures all over it and bright colors that make it look attractive for the little ones.
Hope I have been of help to you and I’m confident that you’ll choose the best options for your kid. Always keep in mind their interests and preferences, this will make them more interested in the play.