Thursday 9 May 2013

"The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet."

Seth loves getting involved when it comes to food preperation which used to be great because he would stand on a chair next to me hacking at a piece of broccoli with a plastic knife. As you can imagine that would take some time so it kept him occupied giving me the chance to get on with what needed to be done. We've not really been able to do that much when Mrs M is out because Opeie needs supervising as you can imagine being two.

Today our first package came from Bigjigs, inside our first two Play Patrol Missions. The boys were over the moon and what was inside gave me a great chance to get Opeie involved in food preperation. Plus i needed to get the veg ready for tea so after the boys changed in to their secret agent attire we headed outside to view our mission instructions. We had been sent the Cutting Vegetables Set and Opeie couldn't wait to get chopping.

 Suprisingly Opeie didn't go for his 'Hulk Smash' approach to everything. Instead he watched lovingly at what Seth was doing and copied him. The fruit and veg are wooden and each piece is connected by velcro so easily cut by children. The boys really enjoyed role playing with these and thankfully there were no Gordon Ramsey style choice words as they played. The only disappointing part of the kit was that the chef's hat didn't fit either of the boys so either they are quite small or the genetics in our house produce children with freakishly large heads???

During play Seth managed to find a clever way around the consumption of his 'five a day', take a slice of each fruit and veg, join them together and create one uber fruit...

The quality of the product is everything you would expect from Bigjigs, sturdy and high quality materials. The colours are great for teaching Opeie and we had fun getting Opeie to count the parts of the carrot, changing it each time while i cut our carrots in to the same amount of pieces. It was great to see that he really felt included in the food preperation.


Em @ snowingindoors said...

I love this product, Annie's friend has it and I find myself playing with it when we visit. Glad the boys liked it and well done Seth for making uber-food, looks delicious!

GiftsFromThePirates said...

Hey Em,
Thanks for reading, Opeie seems to be all about play food at the moment its really cute. i was impressed with it too it was just a shame about the hat and the boys giant heads xx

Anonymous said...

Really nice to see wooden veg rather than plastic and great for counting skills too

GiftsFromThePirates said...

the plastic ones are rubbish arnt they. I love a good wooden toy. thanks for reading x