Melissa & Doug Toys - Slice and Bake Cookie Set. Melissa & Doug Toys - Slice and Bake Cookie Set This colorful wooden set includes 12 wooden, sliceable cookies and 12 toppings, wooden knife, spatula, cookie sheet and a kitchen mitt for safe, "low-calorie" play! The cookies store in a durable dough tube. For ages 3 and up. Share hours of fun with your child! Order the Melissa & Doug Toys - Slice and Bake Cookie Set today, from Brookstone. Dimensions: 10.5" x 13.5" x 3.25"Young children naturally love to pretend they re doing "grown-up" things -- it s a fun and important part of childhood development. The Melissa & Doug Wooden Slice and Bake Cookie Set lets children ages three and up pretend to bake, decorate, and serve cookies, all while practicing fine motor skills, learning number concepts, and more. The set includes a dozen wooden cookies, a dozen wooden decorating pieces, and toy wooden kitchen utensils.
Slice and Bake Cookie Set
What We Think Fun factor: Durability: Educational factor: Novelty factor: The Good
: Sturdy, high-quality wooden toy is built to last, offers plenty of opportunity for both independent and interactive pretend play The Challenging
: It s a toy with a lot of individual pieces, but it includes handy, clever storage solutions In a Nutshell
: Wooden cookie set comes with toy kitchen utensils, providing fun tools to foster imaginary play in preschool-age children Kids love using the wooden spatula to remove their cookie creations from the tray.
View larger. "Slice" cookies from the tube of "dough" with the wooden toy knife. View larger. Bake Up Something Good
The Slice and Bake Cookie Set features a dozen cookies that are packaged in a cardboard tube that looks just like a tube of cookie dough from the grocery store. Because they re held together with Velcro, the cookies slide out in one piece. Use the wooden toy knife to "slice" the cookies apart -- the Velcro makes a satisfying slicing sound when it separates.
The child can then place the cookies on the cookie sheet and pretend the cookies are baking, making sure to hold the "hot" cookie sheet with the oven mitt once they re done. (Note that the toy kitchen utensils are not meant for use with real food or with real kitchen appliances.)
Once the cookies are done baking, it s decorating time! The 12 "vanilla" and "chocolate" frosting pieces attach to the cookies with Velcro. They are painted with different, yummy looking sprinkles, candy pieces, and icing patterns, so your child can create a variety of different looking cookies. After the decorating is done, your child can serve them up with the included wooden toy spatula.
Perfect for preschool-age children, this toy not only offers plenty of opportunity for imaginary play, it also helps small kids exercise their motor skills. Our preschool-age tester found it challenging, yet fun, to slice the cookies apart. And while our toy tester enjoyed playing with it independently, this toy makes a great parent-and-child activity, too.
Adults can place custom orders for cookies, play counting and matching games, and more. If you re at a loss for ideas, Melissa & Doug includes interactive play ideas on the back of the cookie sheet that help you encourage your child to learn while she plays.
Sturdy, High-Quality Construction
The Slice and Bake Cookie Set definitely has plenty of pieces, so we were glad to find that the cardboard tube is big enough to contain both the cookies and the toppings, making cleanup and organization much easier. We also love the toy s sturdy wooden construction that s built for plenty of rough play. And as with all of their products, Melissa & Doug states that this toy is made with no