1/26/12

Review - New Sprouts Play Food

If you've ever met a toddler, you know very well that life at that age is all about "ME" and "MINE" so Learning Resources created a play food that appeals to this very particular group. Their newest play food set is full of items that are the most-favorite foods of toddlers...a bowl of macaroni and cheese, a cup of strawberry yogurt, and even a grape juice box!
Made of molded plastic and specially designed for toddler safety, even the hot dog stays put in the bun! There are two pieces of bread and two pieces of cheese, so making cheese bread or grilled cheese is a snap for these mini cooks. The chubby little carrot and banana are perfectly sized for little hands.
With foods from every food group, early childhood teachers can use these foods to teach about early nutrition and healthy habits. I gathered up my group of eight toddlers and preschoolers and we talked about how some of the foods fit into two food groups...the bowl of Cheery O's was a grain and the milk in it was a dairy product. That chocolate chip cookie sure looks good enough to eat!
The children have spent hours playing with these realistic, bright play food toys. They've played restaurant with the foods and taken orders from each other, then delivered the foods to the table. They have played mommies and daddies while feeding these foods to the baby dolls. They've even played "find the food" by hiding the play foods around the home center and then telling their friends to go find them.
Since I have a mixed group of toddlers and preschoolers, I like knowing they have play foods that appeal to both ages, but are safe enough for the little ones who sometimes put a toy in their mouth. Learning Resources has very high quality, affordable learning toys that are always as educational as they are fun!
Disclosure: I received these products at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
How about a GIVEAWAY??
Can you think of anyone who would love to play with these awesome play foods? Learning Resources is giving away one New Sprouts Munch It! to a Planet Weidknecht reader. You must be at least 18 years old, live in the US, and follow my blog in at least one way. Only the first entry is mandatory; all other entries are bonus entries to increase your chances to win. Good luck!

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70 comments:

  1. I also like the -
    See Spot Spell Game!
    Thank you for this awesome giveaway.
    :) Jeanne

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  2. I also love the New Sprouts™ Fix it! My very own tool set!

    Ashley Reynolds
    reynoldsmommy at gmail dot com

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  3. Jeanette Mays1/26/12, 5:36 PM

    I like the Geo Safari Dino Dig. My daughter loves dinosaurs.

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  4. I liked the Funny Phone
    sandy1955 at comcast dot net

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  5. I love the Alphabet Bean Bags!

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  6. mystery hat. Cute idea. Christy Ehrlich

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  7. I love all the items for special needs..went though all of them and found some rhyming word puzzles that you put together two at a time that were on sale that I bought for my work Julie Hoag

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  8. Sheesh there are so many wonderful toys, I'm loving this site, but for now I'll have to say the smart snacks cupcake shapes sorter and smart snack ice cream cones

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  9. Crocodile Hop Floor Game would be fun :)

    jandplee at att dot net

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  10. I would love to also have Sentence Buildings!
    janet3rdgrade@yahoo.com

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  11. Lori Thomas1/27/12, 2:17 PM

    I like the Froggy Feeding Fun™

    ctymice at gmail dot com

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  12. We'd love the Pretend & Play school set

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    1. I'd love the Pretend & Play school set
      erma2167@sbcglobal.net

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  13. Michelle Macaluso1/27/12, 3:06 PM

    the Smart Snack Alpha Pops

    twilightvamp1979@yahoo.com

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  14. I like the Smart Splash® Shape Shell Turtles
    sylviawhit@gmail.com

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  15. I like Money Bags™ A Coin Value Game
    sheshult@Hotmail.com

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  16. the jr talking microscope.

    slb3334@gmail.com

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  17. I like the hip hopping hundreds mat.
    parisrobyn18@gmail.com

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  18. Danielle Davis/Grady1/27/12, 6:33 PM

    Design & Drill Activity Center :)
    Thank you!

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  19. Melissa Williams1/27/12, 7:51 PM

    I love their Smart Snacks® Alpha Pops!

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  20. smart Snacks® ABC Lacing Sweets™

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  21. I like the sand mold shapes

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  22. I'd love to get the Mud Pie Zebra Tutu Dress for my 3yo
    rasmith0506 at gmail dot com

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  23. I would love the Pretend & Play® Supermarket Set! So cute!!
    Connie G
    CGruning at aol(dot)com

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  24. I like the Geo Safari Dino Dig. My son loves dinosaurs! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Renee Walters
    Bored2quickly@hotmail.com

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  25. I like the Classroom CafĂ© - by Educational Insights®.

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  26. I would like to have the Kanoodle - by Educational Insights.

    Thank you,

    Christine W
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

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  27. The Alphabet Bean Bags look neat!
    ccandles01 at yahoo dot com

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  28. The Pretend and Play Pro Chef Set...so fun!

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  29. Super Sorting Pie

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  30. Math Mat Challenge™ Game looks awesome.

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  31. I like the Doctor pretend and play set.

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  32. I like the sand mold shapes.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  33. I like the Primary Science Set

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  34. Smart Snacks Counting Cookie Game.
    mintstatesportswear(at)juno(dot)com

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  35. I like the jumbo safari counters!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. I also like the Primary Science Mix & Measure Set

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  37. I like the Jumbo Endangered Animals. My kids like to learn about animals, and learning about those endangered ones and how to help would be a good thing for them to learn.

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  38. I like the New Sprouts™ Fix it! My very own tool set.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  39. I like the New Sprouts™ Fix it! My very own tool set

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  40. I like the Crocodile Hop Floor Game

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  41. I like the Toss 'n' Play Activity Set: Alphabet - Paula Michele Hafner

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  42. I love the
    Healthy Helpings™ MyPlate Activity Mat

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  43. Pretend & Play® Calculator Cash Register

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  44. The Farmer's Market Color Sorting Set
    http://www.learningresources.com/product/parents/shop+by+category/creative+play/farmer-s+market+color+sorting+set.do?sortby=&

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  45. I would love the Smart Snacks® ABC Lacing Sweets™

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  46. melissa miller1/30/12, 8:10 AM

    Jumbo Endangered Animals
    melissamiller2002@yahoo.com

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  47. I like the teaching cash register

    caryn9802 at yahoo dot com

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  48. My daughter would also love the Smart Snacks Alpha Pops!

    Lisa Garner

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  49. I WAS IMPRESSED WITH THE SMART CLOCK. IT IS SO TRUE THAT KIDS TODAY DO NOT KNOW ANALOG TIME.I LIKE THE WAY IT WORKS. I WATCHED THE VIDEO, VERY INFORMATIVE....THANKS:)

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  50. Crocodile Hop™ Floor Game
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  51. I really want the Crocodile Hop Floor Game! Thank you. Laurie Adams,adamsfamily@peak.org

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  52. I'd love the Smart Snacks Counting Cookies

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  53. I love the Alpha Pops
    eg kaufman

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  54. The Smart Snacks® Counting Cookies

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  55. i like factor frenzy
    mverno@roadrunner.com

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  56. Nikki thoresen1/31/12, 1:02 PM

    I really like MeCorder™, Mini Video Recorder!

    aussiegirl03 at gmail dot com

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  57. I would love to have the Froggy Feeding Fun game!

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  58. I like the jumbo safari counters. Thanks for hosting!

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  59. I like the Froggy Feeding Fun™

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  60. I would like the Math Slam game
    alsmalu at hotmail.com

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  61. I like the http://www.learningresources.com/product/parents/shop+by+brand/primary+science/big+view+bug+jars%2C+set+of+6.do?sortby=&

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  62. Candy Coordinates Floor Game.

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  63. I love Jumbo Magnetic Letters & Numbers Combo Set

    owen.darlene@gmail.com

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  64. I would love the jumbo safari counters!

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  65. Jeanette Mays1/31/12, 9:09 PM

    Fingers crossed for a Bday gift for my daughter. Thank you for the chance.

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  66. I also love the New Sprouts™ Fix it! My very own tool set!

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