Let’s Play: Melissa and Doug – Cutting Food: Wooden Play Food and Cutting Fruit Set

My daughter played with these sets at her cousin’s house and couldn’t get enough of them. I gave in and got her two of the sets from Melissa and Doug (Cutting Food and Cutting Fruit). Both sets are made of wood and come with a wooden knife. After watching her play with this for a while (a long while – she LOVES these!) I came up with some other ideas on how you can teach through play using these cutting sets. Imitation – Teach your child how to cut the different types of food by simply showing them how to … Continue reading Let’s Play: Melissa and Doug – Cutting Food: Wooden Play Food and Cutting Fruit Set

Let’s Play: Step 2’s Play Kitchens

I had the opportunity to write for STEP 2’s Blog. We were provided a Kitchen Gourmet Play Set to write about the different things you can teach your child through play. Read how you can use these kitchen play sets to work on expressive language, receptive language, and pretend play! Read it here: Tips and Ideas for Teaching Through Play Click on the pictures to see their current prices.   This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Continue reading Let’s Play: Step 2’s Play Kitchens

LET’S PLAY: Melissa and Doug Nesting & Sorting Garages and Cars

LET’S PLAY: Melissa & Doug Nesting and Sorting Garages and Cars Recommended for ages 2 and up, this was an instant hit for my daughter. She loved this toy! The garages are vibrant, colorful, and made out of sturdy cardboard. Each garage is a solid color with a brick design. On the front of each garage is a number with an opening for the car to park. On the back of the garages are pictures of a car that coincides with its number. The sizes of the garage go from big to small, #1 being the largest and #7 being … Continue reading LET’S PLAY: Melissa and Doug Nesting & Sorting Garages and Cars

LET’S PLAY: Fisher-Price My Little SnugaMonkey Animal Friends Pop-Up

LET’S PLAY: Fisher-Price My Little SnugaMonkey Animal Friends Pop-Up This toy is recommended for ages 6 months and up. It’s a classic and there are so many different versions of it. I bought this toy when my daughter was about 6 months old. She’s 2.5 years old now and will still play with when she sees it. Here are some activities you can do with this simple yet diverse toy. Imitation – I would show her how to   open each object and tell her to “do this” and “watch” as I press the button, turn the flower looking shape or push/pull the levers. I … Continue reading LET’S PLAY: Fisher-Price My Little SnugaMonkey Animal Friends Pop-Up