Fruit and Vegetable Cutting Set

Discoveroo

Learn how to cut up food in a safe and fun play environment. This quality eco wooden fruit and vegetable cutting set is made up of realistic pieces of fruit and vegetables including a pear, banana, orange, tomato, carrot, eggplant and an onion, a wooden knife and chopping board with handles for easy transportation. Bright, versatile and engaging, children can cut up the pieces and then mix and match them or join them correctly using the attached velcro. Cutting the food makes a satisfying "crunch" sound. Wonderful addition to the cubby house, the pretend kitchen or shop. The chopping board doubles as a serving tray for creative play.

Supports imaginative play and fine motor skills. Also great for encouraging your little chef in food preparation, healthy eating and whole foods as well as introducing mathematical concepts such as sorting, classifying, simple fractions and whole numbers. 

Imitation: Play is a child’s work and toys are his / her tools

Children naturally want to imitate adults and their daily activities. In the philosophies of both Montessori and Steiner / Waldorf, adults strive to be adults “worthy of imitation” and bring consciousness to their gestures as they engage in the daily tasks of living, such as cooking and cleaning. Knowing that children will imitate our activities an attempt to work in an unhurried and careful way is helpful.

Bringing consciousness to one’s daily activities at home, and providing children with child-sized versions of household items such as a play kitchen, food, wooden play dishes, and household tools such as a broom, or dust pan and brush will allow children to fully engage in their imaginative imitation of daily life, and build real life skills as well.

Made from made from renewable plantation hard wood and non-toxic water lacquer, felt, velcro and natural fabrics

Chopping Board – 16.5cm x 26cm
Knife – 17cm
Onion – 5cm
Tomato - 5cm
Carrot – 11cm
Eggplant – 11cm
Pear – 8cm
Banana – 10cm
Orange – 5cm

Recommended Age: 18 months +

about discoveroo

Discoveroo is an Australian based family run business that began when husband and wife team lived abroad with their three young children, where good quality wooden toys, games and educational products were widely available and affordable. It was obvious that these toys lasted longer and looked much nicer than many of their other toys. They also observed how much their children enjoyed the toys and the creative play that they could inspire during the first critical years of development.

Since then, they have found that parents in many countries are more interested in wooden toys and less interested in plastic and electronic toys. Although they may be cheaper, they have limited play value and often break quickly. Furthermore, they limit the amount of creative play which is necessary to develop the mind of the child during critical windows of accelerated development which are common in early childhood. These are windows of opportunity for parents and educators to provide the best possible learning environment.

Discoveroo products are designed to encourage more creative play. They stir up the imagination but the outcomes are not predetermined. This leaves the child to explore the possibilities and develop their mind.

They are always natural and simple. For young children, seeing how a toy works is an important part of understanding the world. The natural materials stimulate the senses in a way that processed materials cannot.

Almost all design for Discoveroo toys is done in-house and where necessary, they work with local artists to develop graphics. All aspects of this product have been tested, not just the coatings, so you can be sure it is safe for your child/ren. It has also been abuse tested against the toughest standards, so you know it will last the test of time. Discoveroo partners with BSCI certified (Business Social Compliance Initiative), which means the manufacturing process abides by international standards for fair remuneration, working conditions and also care for the environment - all aspects imperative to Play to Grow! Discoveroo is an Australian family business. 

All Discoveroo products meet and exceed safety standards. All products are certified by independent testing laboratories. Our products are tested for Australia AS/NZS ISO 1842, USA ASTM F963, US CPSIA 2008, Canada Canadian Hazardous Products (Toy) and Europe EN71 Regulations.



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