VTech 2-in-1 Shop and Cook Playset is a fun an exciting toy. My children both boy and girl ages 5 and 2 1/2 years old enjoy playing and learning along with it nearly every day! The fact this toy is a 2-in-1 with ease of switching between the two is really what impressed me quite a bit. As any parent know toys can take up a lot of space! So something like this that saves space & can switch easily between a kitchen and grocery cart is a real winner.
Out of the box this play set looked like it would take a lot of work putting it together. But to my surprise it literally took me 3-5 minutes tops to put it together! There are no tools required expect for a coin to open the battery section. It’s pretty much a push this piece into that and you are good to go. There is a requirement of two double A batteries to get all the bells and whistles working so I recommend having those on hand before introducing the toy to a child. Though I will admit, my kids were super excited even before knowing that it could make noises. The kid appeal is totally there even without everything else fun the toy can do once battery powered. And do note there is a welcome volume control switch, a much needed addition to any toy.
This playset includes 20 play pieces (food, utensils, & cookware), there are three play modes ( pretend play, learning fun, & music time which includes 13 songs & melodies), in the kitchen there’s a sink, oven, cutting board, stove top, and more! The play pieces are of a hard plastic not that squishy kind that wears out really quickly. The durability of pieces and cart itself are much appreciated.
The play modes allow children to learn about colors, numbers, types of foods, and much more. I especially liked the Learning Fun Mode in which children put the recipe card included into the specified area and then children listen to follow the instructions given. For example they’ll be instructed to wash their hands with soap in the little sink, turn off and on the stove, and more. My kids really liked playing in this mode and were in awe that the stove light turned off and on just like the on in our own kitchen. And the fact the soap bottle as well as other items in the kitchen made realistic noises made my kids face light up with the biggest smiles followed by giggles!
My children now pretend to shop for groceries and cook meals just like Mommy and Daddy! Pretend play has never been so much fun. And once play is over there’s even a automatic shut off to save battery life. I really like the parent friendly features ( durability, volume control, and automatic shut off). Vtech has delivered a great toy! I highly recommend the VTech 2 in 1 Shop and Cook Playset to anyone with a 2-5 year old child boy or girl that loves to pretend!
Interested in purchasing?
VTech 2-in-1 Shop and Cook Playset can be purchased on Amazon.com for 49.99 as of this posting. I’m thinking a real winner if you are thinking Christmas gift purchases already!
Disclosure: I received the above mentioned VTech product in exchange for my opinion of them. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. All information, and additional gift pack have been provided by VTech