Most children go through a phase of role play and wanting to be like Mum and Dad. That can be in the form of cooking and cleaning or pretending to be things like Fireman Sam. The twins have super fab imagination and love to do role play. We recently got rid of our play kitchen but we have kept some of the cutlery and food so they can still play and pretend. I couldn’t resist trying out this mini Morphy Richards Toaster and Kettle.
The boys thoroughly enjoyed it when we reviewed the Casdon Kenwood Mixer. They loved pretending to bake cakes and mix things up. The kettle and toaster has now made me lots of pretend coffee and toast for breakfast. They love pretending and taking care of mummy.
Role play products like this not only provide lots of fun they can be educational as well. You can teach children the dangers of using these appliances and how they shouldn’t play with the real ones in the kitchen. We like to the boys to be involved in cooking and we teach them the dangers along the way. Casdon do a range of children’s role play toys.
The kettle and toaster are made from plastic and have moving parts. They don’t require batteries they are click and play toys. The toast can be popped and the boys just love this element and couldn’t stop making the toast fly when we first opened it. There is a dial on the side for how brown you like your toast and this make it pop up when you push it down.
The kettle has an on off switch and also the water gauge on the side. We used to kettle just like this and the boys were confused when a mini version arrived. They have made lots of tea and coffee now.
The toaster and kettle aren’t huge in size but are just perfect for little hands. The set costs £9.99 and I think this is a fair price. Some of the moving parts are quite flimsy but you will get lots of play out of them. They will make a great stocking filler for little ones this Christmas. The recommended age for play is 3-6 years of age.