Rated 3 out of 5Â by KohlsKim24 Quality sucks but it's such a nice concept toy
My toddler loves playing with the fruit slices. However, I hate that the quality is lacking. I've seen so many reviews about the paint coming off and the velcro not really sticking, but I went and bought it anyway because my toddler loves watching the fruit slicing on YouTube Kids.
Well, the other reviewers were right, but I already knew that and still bought them.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Rocket City mom Love it!
We bought this along with the Deluxe Kitchen play center for our 2 year old daughter for Christmas 2009. She absolutely loves it. She cuts the fruit apart and bring mommy and daddy a slice. We play in her kitchen with her for hours. The fruit has helped her with colors and names of the fruits. Her hand eye coordination while cutting has improved! I love how she informs me that its "Her knife" and will not hurt her, however at the table she demands we get the butter knifes away because they are not her knife and can hurt her. She puts together that they are the same, but slightly different. It has been awonderful learning toy!
Rated 2 out of 5Â by lhager08 Worst Melissa and Doug purchase to date
I've purchased many Melissa and Doug toys for my daughter, including other cutting foods. This was was so poorly made--holes where velcro are glued on are drilled too deep, excess glue used which prevent pieces from sticking together, many paint chips in the edging, etc. I exchanged the first one, and the second one still had many flaws. I'm SO disappointed in the product.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Montessori Mommy Healthy food play
My students get a great kick out of the cutting fruit set. It not only encourages imaginative play, but it is a great way to practice practical life learning as well as hand-eye coordination needed for real cutting in the future. It is a great way to subtly encourage and emphasis healthy eating too. I just bought this one for my son for Christmas. I can't wait to see him play with it!