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    Default Toy food for slicing and dicing practice

    DS is 3 and into food/cooking - both real (we let him help) and in his own play kitchen. He really wants to use the sharp knives for cutting, but isn't quite ready. I remember seeing some cutting food toys, but now can't remember where. Some of the google options look a bit cheesy.

    Any feedback on whether this is a good toy choice that will get played with for more than two minutes? Do I go wood or plastic/silicon option for a littlie that likes "real things", but does have a good imagination? Brand recommendations?

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    I think I've seen something like that at Kmart? It was plastic I'm sure. No idea if it's a good idea though. Lol

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    Melissa & Doug brand have several sets with fruits and vegetables. They are made of timber. They are a bit more expensive but last very well so worth it if you have (or plan to have) more than one.

    DS2 has had his since he was about 18 months and still plays with them at 4.

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    We've gotten a number of wooden sets from Aldi and never had a problem... DS1 is 6 and they are still going strong.

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    Just a suggestion. There are knives called Kiddie Kutters (something like that) and are safe for kids to use.

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    Would you consider making food out of play doh and then Ds can use a plastic knife to chop away? This way the only constraint is his imagination

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    Default Toy food for slicing and dicing practice

    LOL. He gets a fair bit of real knife action with cutting watermelon, bread etc, mostly with "safe" knives.

    Thanks for the kid friendly knife option - will add one to his big boy collection (with the scissors etc) that he is very proud of.

    play doh chopping is a good idea for play doh days. He loves attacking play doh and magic sand with the pizza cutter.

    We haven't been disappointed with other Melissa and Doug stuff, so that might be the go for his kitchen if I have no luck at aldi.

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    Educational shops often have wooden toy food sectioned off and held together with velcro and comes with a 'knife"

    eg http://www.kandkcreativetoys.com.au/...esh-wooden-7pc

    and this: http://www.kandkcreativetoys.com.au/...den-wooden-7pc

    We had something very similar to this:
    http://www.kandkcreativetoys.com.au/...fe-wooden-20pc

    My DD had something similar to this and LOVED recreating her birthday - every single day:
    http://www.kandkcreativetoys.com.au/...vanilla-wooden

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    I have these two sets...
    The brand is called Fun Factory - Cutting Set...you can google them, heaps of places sell them online...
    We have had them for several years now and still going strong. The kids love them.

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    kmart have wooden ones for $8


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