Posts tagged toys
Posts tagged toys
There are famous toys, and then there are legendary toys. Some toys stand the test of time, becoming popular with generations of children, while others are just fondly remembered. Then there are toys that literally “changed the game” and had a profound effect not just on the children who played with the toys, but America as a whole. Erector sets are one of those legendary toys.
First introduced exactly 100 years ago, Erector sets quickly became the most popular construction toy in the United States. Each Erector set contained metal beams with regular rows of holes for assembly with nuts and bolts. They also contained wheels, gears, pulleys and – most importantly – small electric motors. For a young country full of even younger inventors, engineers and mechanics, Erector sets were just the type of open-ended, “do it yourself” toy that helped instill and nurture some of the ingenuity and creativity that helped build modern America during the 20th century.
Kazoo Toys is proud to carry Erector sets, with models in a variety of sizes and prices. Whether you fondly remember your own childhood Erector sets and you want to recreate that magic and wonderment for your own child or grandchild, or you and your child are discovering Erector sets for the first time, know that you aren’t just buying a toy – you are buying a piece of American history!
At the end of a great meal, who doesn’t love dessert? And at the end of playtime, who doesn’t love a yummy snack? Real cookies are a fun and delicious treat to bake and decorate with your child, so why not let them relive the fun of cookie baking and decoration anytime with the Wooden Slice and Bake Cookie Set by Melissa and Doug! This set has 18 gourmet pretend frosting toppers that magically stick with Velcro! Along with a wooden play knife and spatula, a cookie sheet and a play kitchen mitt made from real fabric, your little baker will love pretend baking and decorating the included 12 big cookies.
Set a positive example at your child’s next pretend tea party or pretend snack break by serving Kid’s Pretend Play Healthy Snacks Food Set by Learning Resources. Your eager little eater will quickly learn that healthy doesn’t have to mean bland or yucky. This set includes 18 bright pieces including pretend vegetables, milk, yogurt, cheese, crackers, a pretzel and sliced fruit, all ready to go in a cute vinyl lunch sack! By reinforcing the concept of enjoying food at playtime, your child may even reach for the real thing the next time you visit the grocery store!
If the sleek and contemporary play kitchens aren’t your cup of tea, Kazoo Toys has you covered – we also carry the Kidkraft Red Vintage Kitchen. Step back in time with this classic yet timeless pretend kitchen! It includes a pretend refrigerator and freezer, an oven and stove, a cabinet and an open-air storage area. Just like the Espresso Uptown Kitchen, this toy is large enough to accommodate multiple short-order diner cooks and mini Julia Childs while the same quality Kidkraft construction will ensure years of pretend cooking fun!
Fruits and vegetables aren’t just healthy – they’re also delicious! If you have a picky eater or just a little chef ready to pretend slice and dice, the Assorted Fruits & Vegetables by Plan Toys is just the toy set you’ll need to familiarize them with some of nature’s yummy, colorful treats! This eight-piece set includes an apple, pear, lemon, orange, banana, cucumber, mushroom and a carrot. What good would pretend fruits and veggies be without a wooden tray and a play knife? Even if you catch your little chef tasting the toys, rest assured – this set is made from rubber wood and was manufactured with non-toxic wood stains and finishes.
If the days of play cooking being “just for girls” are long gone, so are the days of bland, flimsy play kitchens. Your discerning little chef will love with the sleek, contemporary look of Kidkraft Espresso Uptown Kitchen! This gourmet wonderland features a full array of pretend appliances including a refrigerator, freezer with a chalkboard surface, microwave, oven and dishwasher with working doors, and a detachable sink! Other accessories include a pretend cordless phone, paper towel holder, and cabinet storage above the sink! You’ll even be impressed with the speckled counter top It’s large enough for multiple chefs and assistants, allowing your pretend cooking team to create lasting memories together. Fortunately, there’s nothing “pretend” about those.
America has embraced cooking! Whether it’s for everyday meals, special feasts or even training to become a professional chef, we all want to learn new recipes, flavors and techniques! Television chefs like Emeril Lagasse and Jamie Oliver have used their culinary expertise and colorful personalities to endear themselves to a wide range of fans and cooking enthusiasts – half of all adults in America watch cooking shows at least occasionally. It’s a pastime that’s fun, creative, challenging and delicious! Isn’t it time to introduce play cooking and food preparation to your child?
The days of play cooking and food toys being “just for girls” are long gone. Kazoo Toys has a selection of great gender-neutral play food and cooking toys for everyone! You can feel comfortable buying these toys for boys, girls or both – siblings, relatives or friends will love working together preparing that special pretend meal to share with you! We’re also proud to offer pretend versions of fruits, vegetables and other health foods. It’s never too early to reinforce nutritious eating habits and to associate healthy foods with fun, even when pretending. For dessert, those pretend cookies look delicious as well!