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Immersive Playtime with Farmer’s Market Produce Toys

Plastic food children's toys on a blue background. The concept of healthy eating, nutrition for children.

Children learn by mimicking what the grown-ups are doing, which is why playing pretend with food is such a common playtime game. Produce playsets help children learn colors and the names of common fruits and vegetables, as well as how to play well with others through role-playing as a farmer’s market vendor or buyer. Then, it’s time to prepare a meal! These produce toys open the door to hours of unstructured creative fun for kids.

This farmer’s market set features fruits and vegetables kids can sort into the five decorated baskets that are labeled with corresponding colors.

This farmer’s market set is made for toddlers as young as 3 years old. The food items are designed to work with the faux knives thanks to the pre-split velcro-backed pieces.

This farmer’s market set also features pieces that can be “cut” with the faux knife thanks to the velcro. And the grocery basket also doubles as a storage solution.

This fun farmer’s market set also features detachable velcro pieces. And while it doesn’t have a basket, it does come with a storage bag so you can keep items contained when not in use.

With this farmer’s market set, you’ll get produce, meats and a pizza that can all be “cut” with the faux knife thanks to the velcro pieces. Kids will love the realistic-looking pieces and bright-yellow apron.

Expert Commentary

Role-playing games can help children make sense of concepts, including groceries, farmers markets and restaurants. With these pretend-play toys, they can learn how to identify different fruits, vegetables and other food items. They can also learn how to sort items into categories such as color, shape, size and kind.

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