Reviewed for Kindergarten, 2008

Grocery Store and Lemonade Stand

Looking for a hands-on way to get your kinder comfortable counting coins? Look no further! This wooden play center transforms the living room into a compact grocery store, perfect for pretend shopping. Chalkboard price signs give kids practice writing letters and numbers, removable plastic bins contain plenty of room for a bevy of play produce or boxed goods, and the counter stands ready for your little cashier to count out the change when customers arrive. The reversible fabric awning transforms the store into a lemonade stand, doubling the pleasure when playmates get parched on a hot summer day. (Melissa and Doug, $129.99) (Goes great with the Deluxe Wooden Play Food Set, $19.99)