I love pretend and imaginative play toys which have seriously raised their game from when I was a kid and it was plastic-not-so-fantastic all the way! Well it was the late 70s, early 80s..
Haba is a German company who are widely know for their creative range of wooden toys, especially their wooden pretend play gear. They have now got an exciting range of cloth food call the Biofino Foods range that has been tested to ensure that even if your child decides that the food looks too good not to escape their mouth, it is safe.
I spotted the Veggie Crate over at Cool Mom Picks, and the crate includes a banana, two tomatoes, a leek, and two carrots. £17 from The Natural Baby Resource
For an alternative to this, try the Under the Nile Organic Veggie Basket which is £12 from Little Bit Green and you can choose 4 veggies to go in the crate from a selection of 9, which include mushrooms, aubergines, and grapes.
I love these felt tricoloured pasta shapes which could get your bambino cooking up an Italian storm in their pretend play kitchen. Suitable from 3 years as there are small pieces. £5 from Ptolemy Toys.
Staying on the Italian vibe, they also have a chunky six slice Bon Apetit Pizza with toppings that include cheese, peppers, mushrooms, some rather big anchovies, olives, tomatoes, and pepperoni. £13.99 from The Natural Resource Centre.
The bambino is a huge bread lover and even though I’d prefer this to be brown bread, she’d have great fun with the Haba Slices of Bread which is a pack of six magnetic slices for making sandwiches. £8 from Ptolemy Toys. Accessorise with the Cheese Slices set for £4.
For dessert or afternoon tea with the dolls, they could break out the 4 pack of fabric Petit Fours, £4.99 from The Natural Baby Resource.
Ptolemy Toys have got an outstanding range of pretend play food including obscure items like wooden tea bags. The Natural Baby Resource also have a really good pretend food section, going so far to divide it into a store cupboard and fruit and veg section.