My boys have always loved imaginary play, especially baking and cafes. We have wooden food you can dice, plastic veg, wooden pull-apart meats, teapots, coffee machines, tea sets, a cash register, pretty much anything you can imagine would be needed for role-play we have it! We even have a little wooden macaron and fresh cream cake set, which my 5yo loves to pretend to make and then sell at his cafe.
We used to have a plastic mixer which was well loved, so much so that it only lasted about 10 weeks until it broke at the hands of my 5yo, so we were so excited to find this new Casdon Kenwood Mixer!
The mixer is so realistic, and promotes imaginary play as well as hand-eye co-ordination, social skills, and also problem solving. It’s been a big hit here in our hoouse. This mixer features two speed settings, a whisk beater, a spatula, and a recipe book. The mixer can also be either hand or battery operated, which adds another dimension to the mixer.
The mixer is £22.99, and in my opinion is very worth it. It’s easy to use and is easy for the kids to change the whisk over too. It’s very robust, and also looks so realistic. Both of my boys love it, and I think they will for quite a long time too.
Happy (fake) baking kiddies!