One for you, one for me – Why children like role play

Hape Gourmet Play Kitchen White

Our children absolutely love to role play, and here at Babi Pur, we do all we can to encourage them. Children love to step in and out of different worlds and situations, and role play lets them do just that. As well as inspiring their creativity and imagination, it helps with social development and teaches them loads of new skills that they learn without thinking about it.

One of our favourite types of role play toys for kids are kitchen and food toys.  Play kitchens are great role play toys because children love to mimic and recreate the adult worlds around them.  They can adopt different characters and personalities which allow them to try out new behaviours and social situations, and they’ll begin to gain an understanding of who their parents are, what they do and the world that they inhabit. 

Role play with play kitchens also teaches basic maths and numeracy skills and as they use the different food, utensils and gadgets, they’ll even learn new words, shapes and colours; and play kitchens and food toys are great tools to start young children thinking about healthy eating and nutrition.  And it’s something that the whole family can enjoy together!   Babi Pur’s range of play kitchens and play food has just arrived, in plenty of time for Christmas wish-lists, and we think they’re stunning.

We stock everything from full wooden play kitchens to small play food and utensil accessories and there’s also a gorgeous range of food themed rattles and knitted toys for babies to get them started on their role play adventure!  Our wooden toys are all beautifully crafted, of high quality and very durable. They’re painted in fabulous bright colours with non-toxic paint and glue and most are made from sustainable wood sources.

Here are some of our favourites:

Solid Alder Play Kitchen

Alder Wood Play Kitchen Set

This stunning wooden play kitchen is handcrafted for us in Germany, and we think it’ll be top of Santa’s list! It’s made from a beautifully coloured solid wood from local Alder trees and the quality of this play kitchen is evident in the careful finish and quirky design. It’s a special toy that will be handed down and loved for generations to come.  We’re now offering the vegetable basket with vegetables by HABA free when you buy the Alder kitchen.   Buy online now!

Gourmet Chef Cookware Set

Hape Gourmet Chef Cookware Set

Children will adore this delightful set of play cooking utensils and plates, and they make a great addition to any play kitchen set. It is beautifully made from maple wood, and finished with a bright orange colour for the handles. All the paints and glues are non-toxic.  Buy online now!

HAPE wooden cash register/till

Hape Wooden Till

Kids will love to play with this till as they pretend to work in a shop or cafe.  This lovely till by HAPE is made from wood and water based non toxic paints.  It has little buttons, a scanner, a card reader, cash cards, notes and coins.  A very popular toy and one of our favourites!

HABA play food – Fried egg

Haba Fried Egg

We stock quite a few bits ‘n’ bobs by Haba.  We absolutely love the range of fun playfoods such as the real peeling banana or the Roast Chicken with it’s removable legs and wings! But most of all we love this eggscellent fried egg which comes in it’s own little egg shaped shell – Buy online now!

Whip it up Mixer

Hape Whip it up Mixer

Any budding Delias or Jamies will love this kitsch kitchen gadget. They’ll soon be mixing, stirring and beating their magic ingredients and they’ll be stretching their imaginations to think of new concoctions. It’s beautifully designed and made with high quality wood and non-toxic paints and glues. Buy online now!

Hape wooden Gourmet play Kitchen

Young chefs who like to copy their Mum and Dad in the kitchen will love this fantastic kitchen by HAPE which is also available in white (see above)  Buy online now!

You can find our complete range of beautiful play kitchens and play food HERE and we’re constantly adding to our range!

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