Children love to mimic the things that grown ups do. I still remember when my kids were very little. They loved to play “make believe” and do “grown up” things. I can still picture my son with his tiny shovel trying to shovel out my car after a big snow storm. It was an itty bitty plastic shovel (child size) and it barely scooped up the snow. That didn’t matter. My son felt like he was doing a good deed by shoveling my car out from the snow. He was so cute!
One of my kids favorite toys was the kitchen set. I wish I had a photo on my computer to show you what it looked like. It was by Little Tikes. Both of my kids would play with it for hours and hours. Back then the pretend play foods were not very realistic looking. These days play foods look a lot like the real thing.
This time of year many families enjoy their meals prepared on the barbecue. I’m sure there are plenty of budding grill masters in the making, but letting your little one any where near the barbecue is not safe.
If you have a little one in your family who would love to flip burgers and grill some hot dogs you would get them the Little Tikes Backyard BBQ “Get out and Grill” set (item #630446). This realistic looking barbecue is the ideal size for little hands and has a lot of features that mimic the real thing.
I have never seen a toy grill before, so I was thrilled to receive the set to review. Even though my kids are older, I do have several little nieces and nephews who are going to enjoy this fun toy whenever they come over for a visit.
The Little Tikes Backyard BBQ “Get out and Grill” toy is not very tall. It’s a great size for an average 2-5 year old child. I took a photo of it next to one of my very large cats to give you an idea of the size.
The Little Tikes Backyard BBQ “Get out and Grill” set includes;
A two level grill with working lid.
Push button ignition to “light the fire”
Working dials that “click” when you turn them
Side grill for baked beans or any other side dish your child might want to prepare
Plenty of storage inside the unit
Tongs and spatula
Burger and Hot Dog with rolls/buns
I like how realistic the barbecue is. My father has a grill that you need to press on a button to ignite it. This toy grill has the same button feature. I also like how the dials “click” so that your child knows what setting to put the grill on.
There is even a spot on the grill to hold the tongs and spatula.
We have owned numerous Little Tikes products over the years. They are built to last. This toy grill is no exception. I can see this lasting year after year and even being passed down from one child to another.
The toy is made for children ages 3 and up. I think a two year old could enjoy themselves with the grill too.
There is some assembly required. I think it too my husband about 10 minutes to put it together. We would have had it put together quicker if our cat, Bella, wasn’t playing around with it. LOL!
Currently the toy is available on the Little Tikes website f0r $39.99. They are also offering FREE shipping.
Little Tikes would love to give a lucky reader their own Little Tikes Backyard BBQ “Get out and Grill”. Thank you Little Tikes!
This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on August 23, 2013 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.
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*I received a free set in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. Little Tikes will be providing the prize.