There is nothing as quintessential and fondly remembered from childhood as a solid wood play kitchen and the KidKraft kitchen has certainly embodied that wonderful element of childhood. These sturdy wood kitchens have been a favorite part of childhood play for decades and continue to gain in popularity.
There are many different sizes, designs and features available with the KidKraft kitchen line, these choices can include retro designed kitchens, bright and modern, or a more traditional kitchen design. They feature stove tops, refrigerators, microwave ovens, sinks, counter tops, cabinets, drawers and clocks. The specific elements included in each kitchen will depend on the particular design chosen, but each model includes the well known KidKraft construction for years and years of fun and creative play.
A play kitchen is a great way to keep children entertained indoors during inclement weather, or when they can not be outside. It is also a very calming and satisfying way for children to interact with other children and adults in the home. Add various kitchen accessories like pots, pans, utensils, dishes, and even play food and children will automatically want to start cooking and serving anyone in the room. They love this type of play and it allows them the opportunity to interact with others in a comfortable and safe environment. Let them learn the basics of putting together a well balanced meal, or what is involved in preparing dinner. They can practice everything from pretending to peel potatoes, right down to washing the dishes and organizing them for storage in the cabinets and drawers.
There are kitchens of various sizes and most will offer plenty of room for several children to engage in interactive role-playing and learning fun. Childhood development experts have long known that children need to model adult behavior in order to help them not only learn, but gain experience in real-life situations. This is a critical part of childhood development and one that every child loves to participate in.