What better way to help teach children fundamental kitchen skills (like doing the dishes or making a meal) then to get them their own kitchen! The Dream Kitchen by Step 2 Lifestyle is dressed in modern day home décor in gender neutral colors to appeal to both boys and girls.
The spacious kitchen area is large enough to accommodate more than one child as they learn everyday home essential skills.
The Step 2 Kitchen Set Takes Assembly
The Step 2 Lifestyle Dream Kitchen has everything they need for them to outfit their own kitchens. Some assembly required is an understatement! The massive play kitchen comes with dozens of parts and a fairly easy to follow directions.
If you can get an extra hand putting it together, even better! The illustrated instructions still take some thorough reading to make sure everything goes together properly but once done is sure to be your kid's favorite playtime toy!
We recommend that you also pick up an electric Dream Kitchensscrewdriver to put your unit together as screwing in all of the pieces by hand can start to get cumbersome. An electric screwdriver will run around ten bucks but will save you a fortune in time and hand cramps!
Another helpful tip is when applying the stickers that decorate the unit (of which there are tons!) it's best to apply the stickers on the part before affixing the part to the kitchen.
Batteries Needed to Bring Your Dream Kitchen to Life
Their Dream Kitchen comes with 5 electronic features to keep them 'cookin'. With the aid of the (count em) 12 AA batteries, the kitchen springs to life with respective sounds for the microwave, oven, stove top and phone.
The light over the sink illuminates with the press of a button. Young chefs can place their skillet on the burner and hear it 'sizzle', replace it with the pot and hear it make boiling water sounds.
Your dozen batteries are definitely not going to waste and a good set of batteries can last in the unit around six months. Although I heard someone say their children kept playing with it long after the batteries had died without anyone noticing! Good toy!
Develop Good Habits With This Kitchen Play Set
For around $160 the Step 2 Lifestyle Kitchen truly is that of Dreams. Aspiring chefs can 'cook' their creations and have a ball serving them on their own kitchenware all while reinforcing the importance of cleanup and organization! For the domestic minded dynamo or the creative chef, their Dream Kitchen will have them begging to play long into the night!