These versatile play packages look and feel just like the real thing! Their slightly smaller scale makes them easy to store in most play kitchens, and easy to handle as children open and close the tops, fill and empty the cans and boxes, and prepare countless pretend-play meals. The packages of deli cheese and deli slices even contain play-food pieces to add to the fun. Count them, stack them, sort them . . . then store them away in their realistic containers until your next culinary adventure! This set helps teach hand-eye coordination, matching and independent play. It makes an exceptional gift for kids from 3 to 6. Add the Melissa & Doug Shopping Cart Toy - Metal Grocery Wagon to round out the hands-on play experience and give kids another engaging option for screen-free fun. For more than 30 years, Melissa & Doug has created beautifully designed imagination- and creativity-sparking products that NBC News called ?the gold standard in early childhood play.? Today, Melissa & Doug is proudly partnering with the American Academy of Pediatrics to foster early brain development and help children build important life skills through play.From the ManufacturerFrom classic wooden toys to crafts, pretend play, and games, Melissa & Doug products provide a launch pad to ignite imagination and a sense of wonder in all children so they can discover themselves, their passions, and their purpose. Since the company?s founding more than 25 years ago, Melissa & Doug has consistently delivered innovative products that inspire open-ended thinking, encourage kids to see new possibilities, and offer Countless Ways to Play. It?s part of a bigger vision to Take Back Childhood. Because by giving children a true childhood with the space and freedom to explore their world, we give them a path to realizing their full potential!