What is it
Create a fun shop scene using the 3D play board, which is sturdy, non-stick and has two beautifully illustrated areas for the dough to be played on. The clever box folds out to reveal the play board, then simply fold it away when finished. You can neatly store your dough inside and clip together – it’s that easy!
The safe plastic tools that are included are great for rolling, moulding and chopping shapes. Can you find the 10 hidden gingerbread figures?
What our team of testers said
"I'm making a strawberry." - Girl aged 3
"Money please." - Boy aged 3
- Improves hand-eye coordination
- Promotes imaginative play
- Develops colour and shape recognition
What our experts think
This creative dough set is great for building important skills in counting, sorting and matching through imaginative play. Our little testers enjoyed making different fruits out of the dough and matching them to the corresponding picture, which helped them improve their colour and shape recognition.
Using the rolling pin to make different shapes and patterns is good for hand-eye coordination and using the knife to cut the dough strengthens hand and finger muscles, ideal for developing a pincer grip. The set provided great variety as some of our testers preferred the creative and counting aspect, while some preferred using it as a traditional play shop. We liked this as it meant they could play together in different roles, which is great for developing communication and social skills.
- RRP: £7.99
- Brands: John Adams
- No batteries required
- Toy Types: Arts, crafts & creative kits
- Types of skills developed: Art & design
Colour, shape and pattern recognition
Fine motor skills
Numeracy, counting & money
Personal, social & emotional development
Physical & motor skills
Pincer grip and writing
Speech, language and communication skills
Teamwork, turn taking & sharing
Understanding the world