Saturday, December 7, 2013

New Sprouts Garden Fresh Salad - Review

A wonderful new role play toy arrived at our house earlier this week, in the form of the New Sprouts Garden Fresh Salad set. BB was quick to unwrap the treasure and start "making dinner".

The set includes 12 Lettuce leaves (2 colours), 8 pieces of pepper, and 4 pieces of each tomato, cucumber and carrot, along with a large salad bowl, some serving tongs, and four smaller serving bowls.
New Sprouts Garden Fresh Salad

BB loves the tongs and had stolen mine from the kitchen several times in the past, so I was pleased that he now had his own. At first he was picking up the salad with his fingers to place it in the tongs, but his skills with that are developing fast.

New Sprouts Garden Fresh Salad

I have been frequently called to dinner at his table. Sometimes with a pig, dinosaur and lion also sharing our meal, and occasionally with Big Ted and Little Ted joining us. He has also made a picnic, using a quilted blanket to sit on, for his Dad.

New Sprouts Garden Fresh Salad

As with all of the items I have had from Learning Resources so far, these are of an amazing quality. I have no doubt that they are going to get a lot of use. BB is big into role play. More than most of his peers as far as I can tell. I'm not sure if that's just him, or if it is the fact that he does do a lot of everyday tasks with me, or if the role play toys are actually reasonable for that development - it's probably a combination of the three.

New Sprouts Garden Fresh Salad

Here's something I found in his "house". He's set up a dinner party and asked me to invite his Aunties - the other fruits are from the New Sprouts Fruit and Veg set which he got previously. These too get played with every day - mostly in the form of a vegetable shop, but occasionally for cooking. 

Based on our experience, I would definitely recommend anything from the New Sprouts range. They are excellent quality, bright durable toys that are lovely to hold and ideal for little hands. Further more their uses are endless, and they really encourage imaginative play. A toy that will have a place on the shelf for several years to come. 

Disclaimer: This resource was sent to me free of charge for the purposes of this review. This review is however 100% my own honest thoughts and opinions and I have not been paid to write this!

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