i was offered a wooden toy by hellobabydirect to test out and review (you ought to see the totally irrelevant stuff i get offered btw, sheesh!).
so i've had my eye on a wooden fruit and vegetable play set for ages. ever since we bought the girlchild a wooden play kitchen. she enjoys her kitchen. it sits beside my butcher's block and she plays with it spontaneously throughtout the day.
i thought that wooden veg would be wonderful, and i was right.
these are a delight to touch, lovely rounded edges. and are simple fun. they're made from chemical-free, recycled rubberwood. and coloured with non-toxic, water-based dyes. all very right on by me.
i think a child would get years of use out of these.
i only wish the mushroom wasn't yellow with spots. she only knows white ones as far as eating is concerned.
also, the description states,
"can be 'chopped' to reveal a realistic fruit or vegetable pattern inside"
erm, nope, just the same wood grain. not a problem, just not accurate.
chef refused to pose
i also received a plantoys catalogue. although this store only stocks a relatively small range. oh wow, i want everything! okay, well, a lot of it. perhaps something for xmas.
so i highly recommend the toy, and i recommend the store if you're in europe. they stock all sorts, including ethical and eco-friendly products.
i actually ordered bath products almost 2 years ago from them. there are so few places that are willing to deliver to Montenegro, or make it easy to do so. they did both, and the customer service was excellent
and this is the fireball herself after fiiiiinally getting to pick our first real tomato some weeks ago.
disclosure: the toys were given to me free, the store is not an affiliate so i get nothing from you purchasing from them.