Your kids can kill hours playing house, but no mini mop or vacuum can compete with the ultimate accessory: The toy kitchen (and the “food” that goes with it). While they aren’t old enough to cook dinner, they’ll love pretending they can with these fun play sets -- most of which include everything from the microwave to frying pans. Best of all: Most are less than $100. Check out our favorites:
Wee Little Kitchen
What It Is: Little Tikes Discover Sounds Kitchen
Why We Love It: Even baby can be a “baker” with this fun play kitchen -- intended for chefs under age 3. This adorable starter model has a fridge that doubles as a shape sorter, plus lots of lights and sounds to satisfy his endless curiosity.
What It Includes: microwave, mini fridge, sink, stovetop with light-up burner that makes sizzle sounds, oven, pop-up toaster and accessories (pan, milk carton, cheese, egg)