Role-playing either independently or with friends helps to develop key skills and enable children to develop team working and sharing ability. It also encourages a sense of independence and allows a child's imagination the freedom that it needs to create new and exciting ideas. A toy kitchen is a great way for children to role play either on their own or in a group. The ELC wooden Cottage kitchen is a really lovely version of a toy kitchen. With vibrant colours and lots to look at, children will love to engage with this toy. The oven and under sink cupboard have fun handles that are just begging to be opened, whilst the knobs that control the hob and cooker are great for little fingers and are satisfyingly clickable. The faucet, sink and hobs are designed to look like stainless steel in order to make them more lifelike and closely resemble the equipment in mum and dad's real kitchen. The fabric curtains on the cottage window area sweet touch and children will enjoy opening and closing them to their heart's content. The clock with movable hands is an educational aspect to this toy as children begin to get to grips with time telling. There is loads of storage available in this unit, both within the cupboards as well as on the side shelves and the plate racks. An extendable work surface gives children more space to create their feasts. This is an award-winning kitchen that is both strong and durable allowing for many years of happy play.