WHAT THE KIDS SAY
I want to play it every day! I like the shapes [the forms].
WHAT ADULTS THINK
My son (3.5yo) loves this toy. He was so excited to use this toy that he wanted to skip our family visit to the Science Centre so he could play with it. Later, after he had played with it for over two hours, he was so disappointed that it was time to clean up that he cried. He was amazingly creative with it, making different types of food and serving us plates of interesting meals. He was glad to have so many colours of Play Doh and became mildly upset with me when I tried to make a carrot in the "wrong" colour. I think he will enjoy using this toy tremendously. He has a play kitchen that he enjoys spending time in, so he has experience making "food" and serving it to us. The Play Doh--where you have to actually create the food items themselves--adds another dimension to it. I like that this toy seems to be fairly self-contained. We don't have other Play Doh toys, but we don't need anything extra. The box comes with the Play Doh, the "stove" and pans, and the shapes to create food. There's even a roller included. We just opened everything up and got started. The colours are bright and enticing, and it's definitely fun to use. It's neat that some of the food shapes are actually built in to the stove itself (fewer pieces to lose). My son (3.5yo) found it difficult to make the food shapes. He didn't understand how to do it. (We've never had one of these toys before, so this may be a question of doing something new.) I demonstrated a few times and found it a bit awkward myself, but we managed. I'm hopeful my son will overcome this with time and practice--and the difficulty didn't keep him from wanting to play with it again.
With Play-Doh Kitchen Creations, the best ingredient of all is imagination! Now kids can feel like junior chefs with their very own Play-Doh stovetop set that really makes sizzling sounds as they pretend to cook. Hear the sizzle start up as soon as the skillet or saucepan are placed on the burners. The sizzle gets even more intense when a Play-Doh creation is placed on one of the pans, almost like real cooking! And what's on the make-believe menu? Stamp Play-Doh entrees including silly steak, imaginary eggs, crazy burgers, and even a funny fish with the 4 stampers. Create side dishes like pretend veggies with the half-molds. Grab and flip Play-Doh foods with the tongs and spatula, and show them off with the plates. It's the fun of cooking without the heat and dirty dishes! Requires 3 AA batteries. Not included. Notice to parents: Contains wheat. Nontoxic; compound not intended to be eaten.
5 cans of Play-Doh Brand Modeling Compound
Cook up some Play-Doh fun with real sizzlin' sounds
Place the skillet or saucepan on the stove to start a low sizzle
Toss a Play-Doh meal on the skillet or pan to crank it up to high sizzle
Includes 4 stampers to shape imaginary entrees
Plenty of Play-Doh colors for some side dishes, too