Role play is a fun and important part of learning. Role-playing in a kitchen with friends also encourages children to develop the key skills of sharing and interacting. This Step2 Best Chef's kitchen is a great example of a fun role-play toy. This play kitchen has all the accessories and appliances you would expect of a great quality toy. As well as ample storage space to enable children to practice tidying up after themselves and organising their kitchen there is also a cooker, fridge and serving hatch. Storage hooks are included for the handy hanging of cups or utensils. The generous storage areas integral to this kitchen mean that all the bits and bobs can be easily tidied away out of sight when it is not being used. The oven and stove top have clickable knobs which have been designed with small fingers in mind and the hob also has a light-up feature to resemble a real-life electric stove. Fun cooking noises make it feel even more realistic. A recycle bin is included as part of the package to encourage children to get into the habit of recycling from an early age. The 25 piece set of accessories includes utensils, plates, bowls, cups, cutlery, salt and pepper and condiment bottles to cover every eventuality in the kitchen. Whilst some adult help and 2 AA batteries are needed for the initial assembly, this is a toy that will afford your children hours of independent play.