Once you've chosen the perfect play kitchen for both your home and your child's imagination, the best part of all large purchases remains: accessorizing. Selecting the right accessories for a play kitchen depend on the space you have and the complexity you desire. Here, we'll take a look at some of the large and small accessory options you have to build a well-stocked play kitchen for your little chefs.
Big Play Kitchen Essentials
The complete play kitchen, really, can include all the features of a fully stocked grownup kitchen: microwaves, refrigerators, and stoves can all round out the play possibilities. Expand the kitchen even more with a child-sized table and chairs; there, they can set the table and serve a "meal" where they can indulge their social skills and learn basic table manners. Let your children be a part of this decision process, then let them arrange and decorate their kitchens to their liking.
Small Play Kitchen Essentials
The king of small accessories for a play kitchen is play food. Whether wooden or plastic, play food allows kids to produce the fruits of their kitchen imagination and labor. Play pots, pans, utensils and bakeware offer kids the opportunity to play out meal preparation from beginning to end, and aprons, oven mitts and chef hats are the icing on the cake. Plastic or porcelain dishes and tea sets, as well as table dressings and silverware, let little ones set a complete table when play time winds down and a meal is served.