A toy that contains no batteries, no flashing lights or loud sounds, one that is made of wood or cloth is always one that catches my eye. And when I discover those I always hope that will be the one my children will be drawn to because those are the ones that keep my boys entertained and stimulate their imaginations. A brand such as HABA from Germany is one that I trust to make a toy that will encourage open-ended play.
Maukilo is the is the largest online retailer of HABA products. They have a vast selection of kids toys available, including some adorable play food made of both cloth and wood.
With the start of summer it is the perfect time to enjoy grilling on the barbecue and cool off with ice cream treats. And I knew my 3 year old son Warren would love to try these HABA food sets out for a pretend picnic!
Maukilo sent us three fun sets to try out. His favorite was the HABA Assorted Ice Cream Set ($16.37). This set of three includes waffle ice cream sandwich, dairy ice cream Spirello and big chocolate ice cream bar. The chocolate bar is a very smooth fabric that is easy to wipe off. It is Warren’s favorite since he loves son’s absolutely anything and everything chocolate! (Can you blame him?)
The HABA Biofino Grill Set ($12.68) includes a steak, three grilling sausages, a shish kabob and fish. The fish is very shiny and both my boys were immediately attracted to the fish. It works great for other play too such as food for animals.
Since Warren’s very favorite food besides chocolate is sausages, the HABA Bratwurst with a Bun ($9.99) was a great choice for him. This set includes a sausage, bun that flaps open, mustard, ketchup, and napkin. The bun was an extra special touch for sure and a favorite for his pretend play.
Warren loves these sets and continues to serve me a meal often! Because we don’t allow food in their playroom or the living room we haven’t had any problems at all keep the play food clean. We all love how soft these sets are and they are light and easy to transport. I definitely plan to look for more sets when adding to our play food collection like this Bionfino Cake Set or Savory Breakfast Play Set!