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PLAY KITCHEN age range? Wildflower 🌈 1 child; Oregon 7067 posts
16th Sep '11

What age do you think is a good age for a play kitchen??
LO is almost 16 months old right now but I think if I got her one now she wouldnt know what to do with it or how to play with it, & she would probably just throw the food everywhere.
She will be 19 months on Christmas day, do you think thats still too young???
Should I just wait for her 2nd bday, or how old do you think???????

Kyrie ♥'s Monkeys 2 kids; why, az, United States 52117 posts
16th Sep '11

We got my son one for his 1st birthday and he started playing with it right away. They don't have to know how to properly play with it to enjoy it, and he caught on fast.

Me {30+} Erie, PA, United States 7889 posts
16th Sep '11

My son isn't even 18 months yet and plays with his sister's all the time. Not exactly correctly, but he tries. I think it would be a great Christmas gift.

*Mommy to four little Mon Due May 28; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Kitchener, Ontario 8595 posts
16th Sep '11

We got one for my DD for her second birthday and she barely plays with it lol
My 10 month old son plays with it more than her and he just like to chew on the plastic utensils and bang them all over the kitchen.

Blythe. 1 child; Indiana 22379 posts
16th Sep '11

DD got hers for christmas and she turned 2 four days later. She wouldn't open the rest of her presents LOL. You could go ahead and get it for her either way she would have fun putting stuff in the fridge

Mama of two ♥ 15 kids; Hungary 2145 posts
16th Sep '11

My daughter has one.We got it for her first bday and she loves it.My son who is now 15 months plays with it also, they love it.

TaliaKristine♥ 2 kids; Round Rock, Texas 1570 posts
16th Sep '11

My daughter is 15 months and love to stand with me and cook and stir stuff and pull all the puts out and play with them, I give her a pot and a wisk and she sits there and stirs it so for christmas we'll be getting her a play kitchen :)
I'm sure she'll love it, even if she doesn't exactly know how to play with it'll still be fun for her.

Momma x 2 18 kids; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 1372 posts
16th Sep '11
Quoting Kyrie ♥'s Monkeys:" We got my son one for his 1st birthday and he started playing with it right away. They don't have to know how to properly play with it to enjoy it, and he caught on fast. "


Exactly! At that age it is more about exploration. Even throwing the food around is still considered play for that age of development.



I also got my kids one (well my oldest then my youngest used it too) around 12 months old.

Flibbertigibbet 19 kids; Richland, Washington 9301 posts
16th Sep '11

The daycare Julio used to go to had a couple toy kitchens and he LOVED them. He knew how to "pretend" play with them around 10-11 months. My mom got him one for his first birthday and he's been playing with it since, and he's two years old tomorrow. So...I think they're great lol, and she is old enough that after the first couple times you play with it with her and show her what everything does, she'll start pretending on her own :)



Here's Julio right after he got his kitchen:
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