How do you get the kids to eat their veggies? Do you shovel portions of peas on their plates and command them to try a bite? Or explain the importance of vitamins and fiber? Or hide portions of spinach in your recipe for brownies?
We find that the most effective way to get kids to eat healthy food is to get them excited about fruits and veggies through play, and the Melissa & Doug Deluxe Grocery Store / Lemonade Stand is a great start! Just add some toy fruits and veggies, and perhaps a cash register and a shopping cart, and watch the kids discover an interest in shiny tomatoes and crispy apples.
This easy-to-assemble, sturdy wooden play center spurs your child’s imagination towards all sorts of pretend commerce. The awning labels the wooden stand to be a “Grocery Store” or “Lemonade Stand,” but your creative kid will also use it to sell her plush toys at a “pet store,” her other toys at a “toy store,” or do makeovers on her friends at a “cosmetics counter.” The Melissa & Doug Deluxe Grocery Store / Lemonade Stand can even be used in a pinch for puppet shows!
The Deluxe Grocery Store / Lemonade Stand has a sturdy counter with a canopy, and comes with bins for all of your child’s imaginary wares. This set is great for siblings, and playdates, too! Melissa & Doug also includes learning extension activities in their instructions for this set – use the Grocery Store / Lemonade Stand to teach kids about color, mathematical concepts, and more. About 45-60 minutes assembly required; for ages 3 and up.
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
Perfect for young tots and preschoolers both boys and girls
took an afternoon to put it together- kinda reminded me of Xmas eve!
We purchased this for our indoor play center and the kids LOVE IT! We also purchased the shopping cart (love the look of it with the chrome and real life look), some veggies and fruits, the Melissa and Doug Corner Kitchen, sandwich maker, and grill/bbq. If you need to come and let the kids give it a test try- visit us in Norwell at Mamas Move Fitness and Activity Center. Thanks Magic Beans for providing some serious fun for our kids!