Caterpillars, one of the first things that struck me when the product arrived was the quality. They are made from a rubberised plastic that I anticipate will be very durable, and are ideally sized for toddler hands. They are also quite realistic (all of them easily recognisable) and the colours are great. BB has used them for all sorts of games, from feeding us and his toys, to cooking and playing shops.
At his recent Birthday Party, the fruits and veggies made their way out into the garden. I was quite paranoid at first, (mainly because they were still fairly new and we hadn't written our review yet!) and so when I discovered them in the sage bush I started to take them back inside. I was soon informed, however, that these were very important props in the 2 year old games, and realised that I would be spoiling the fun - the cubby house had become the shop!
The pack contains 18 pieces of fruit and vegetables: Apple, Orange, Berries, Apricot, Pear, Plum, Banana, Strawberry, Grapes, Lemon, Corn on the Cob, Lettuce, Onion, Tomato, Potato, Carrot, Cucumber and Pepper and a tote bag, which is great for storing them, as well as being a bag for the 'shopping'.
I really can't find any fault with this resource at all. We love them. I think they are another item that will have a place on the toy shelf for years to come. My sister is a play therapist and tells me that 10 year olds love them too.
New Sprouts Fresh Picked Fruit and Veggies can be purchased directly from the Learning Resources website or from Amazon.