Melissa & Doug - 14070 - Melissa & Doug Deluxe Grocery Store / Lemonade Stand
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- Children can choose to set up a store or sell lemonade with this transformable wooden play set
- Includes plastic bins and chalkboard signs, perfect for displaying, storing, and labeling
- Children practice writing and math skills as they label the bins and tally up the purchases.
- Encourages unlimited creative expression and hours of pretend play.
- For children 3 years +
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Whatever the season or weather, this wooden play center has the shop for you. You can decide whether to run a store or sell lemonade today! Featuring portable plastic bins for pretend shopping or storage, removable chalkboard signs, a spacious countertop and a reversible fabric awning.
stand, reversible awning, countertop, 9 plastic bins, 9 chalkboard signs
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Deluxe Grocery Store / Lemonade Stand
Imaginative play is always in stock.
With this sturdy, versatile toy as a setting, role play possibilities abound--giving children ample opportunities to try out new vocabulary, resolve conflicts, observe consequences, and develop all kinds of interpersonal skills.
With countless ways to stock the bins, label the merchandise and make a sale, this wooden play set fuels creativity and sets the stage for imaginative play. Kids can take their cue from the pre-printed awning and set up a lemonade stand or a grocery store stocked with all their favourite things. But the simple, sturdy structure is also adaptable to countless other uses--farmer’s market, clothing store, toy shop, and much more--so it’s fertile ground for active imaginations, and an excellent idea booster for kids who need a little help in the creativity department.
Tending their own 'shop' fosters confidence and decision-making skills.
What should go in each bin? How much will each item cost? When is the shop open and closed? Little 'shopkeepers' will take pride in being the ones to make these decisions and more, building confidence and self-esteem. Just as beneficial: While kids are making these decisions during pretend play, they are also building simple analytic and problem-solving skills that will serve them for many years to come. With this open-ended play set, there is plenty of room for decision-making and self-direction, all in a playful setting that makes decision-making feel less frightening.
With a flip of the reversible fabric awning, this sturdy wooden play set changes from grocery store to lemonade stand and back again! Kids can stock the nine plastic bins with fruits, vegetables, or lots of lemons, and the wide countertop easily fits a toy till or coin-sorting box (not included). The set includes reusable chalkboard labels to use as bin labels and price markers, and side shelves for extra signs or accessories. With kids stocking the shelves and manning the counter, it’s a wonderful way to empower imaginative minds and foster years of creative play!
At a glance:
- Children can choose to set up a store or sell lemonade with this transformable wooden play set.
- Plastic bins and chalkboard signs, which are included with the set, are perfect for displaying, storing and labeling.
- Includes extension activities to encourage creative play and learning.
About Melissa & Doug
Melissa & Doug toys are designed to fuel imagination, inspire exploration and encourage the natural curiosity that leads to a lifetime of learning! From classic wooden toys to creative crafts for every age, Melissa & Doug’s timeless products educate and enrich in a way that’s as natural as playtime itself.
Since their company’s founding more than two decades ago, Melissa and Doug have been committed to making exceptional children’s products, with a focus on hands-on creative play and superior customer service.
With their recognisable red-oval logo, Melissa and Doug put their names on every product they make--a symbol of their commitment to quality, attention to detail, and dedication to improving playtime for families around the world.
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Top Customer Reviews
The stand took quite a while to build (35minutes) and both my husband and I ended up having to build it together as the barrel nuts and screws that hold the main poles together that make up the main inside frame of the stand were very fiddly to do. The holes for the barrel nuts were too big and so the barrel nuts slipped around inside them unless one of you held it in place with a screwdriver whilst the other screwed the screw into it from the side pieces. I wouldn't let this put you off the stand but do be aware that it is a bit of a pain to get the first stages of the stand built. The rest of the stand was really easy to construct and it was just the first main bit that was a bit of a nuisance.
All the effort was definitely worth it though once the stand was built and my son saw it as he was made up with it and my nieces have loved playing shop with him and the stand. The grocery store/lemonade stand sign is reversible and you simply unhook it from the main poles and swap the sign around.Read more ›
As mentioned in another review on here, once built from its flat-pack arrival, the grocery store is very sturdy - and while it's not cheap, for its size and the many years of play it will service, I reckon this is a good investment. I particularly like the little blackboards attached to each bucket on the store front: as kids take to numbers, you'll be able to write prices up and test their adding skills.
There's a fair bit of construction to do. Nothing complicated, just a lot of bolts to slot in and secure. And my only criticism is that some of the drilled holes weren't aligned, and the bolts provided are soft, to the extent that they began to strip as we worked the misaligned holes and bolts together. That said, once its built, it really will survive any amount of rough and tumble.
Note to parents: the store doesn't come with any of the fruit shown in the picture, so be prepared to buy some separates. However, if you shop around there are some cheap wooden groceries, fruit and vegetables to be found online.
All in all, a great plaything. I wish I'd had one of these when I was a kid.
It comes packed in a huge cardboard box (which Amazon ships wrapped in a heavy-duty plastic bag and packing tape. Assembly is easy enough, and after a few minutes you have yourself a shop all ready to play with. As you’ll have seen from the photos, the stall is a grocery store and lemonade stand, the change from one to the other made by flipping around the awning.
The only thing it’s missing is some stock. Your child will need something to put in those trays to sell, (unless of course you want it to be a play Soviet-era shop). A bag of play fruit and veg would be a great thing to include in the set, but alas it isn’t. However, Melissa & Doug do make sets of play groceries and fruit, complete with shopping baskets.
As for play… it’s probably not a lot of fun for just one child playing alone. It really needs a child playing with grown-up or, even better, with other children. Gosh, once two of three children get playing at storekeepers and customers, they are happy for hours, and there is almost nothing to break. What we weren’t expecting is that, to a child, it could be a post office, garage, doctor’s surgery, puppet show stage and goodness know what else, too, regardless of the signage.
It’s certainly a large toy, but its size is mostly vertical – it doesn’t take up much floor space. And it’s such a sold thing that, when you’re child has grown out of it, it will surely have pretty good resale value.
It is of really nice quality and looks really good. It is also a good and substantial size for small children.
It can be used as either a lemonade stand or a grocery stand - I think a grocery stand will be most used here. The stand doesn't come with any fruit or veg, so it will need to be purchased separately. I've noticed that the same manufacturers, Melissa and Doug, make play fruit and veg. I tend to trust them to make good quality toys, so will be purchasing their fruit and veg.
Overall, I am really pleased with how this looks. It is excellent for imaginative play and role play.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
absolutely brilliant, my little one loves this and has spent hours playing shops will last for years yetPublished 14 months ago by Carly
This item was delivered very quickly, the driver very helpfully carried it in as it was quite heavy. I have had Melissa and Doug products before so my expectations were high. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Lauren Doughton
Yet another top quality item from this long established company. It builds well, simple and quick but helps to have two of you. Read morePublished 24 months ago by E. Ramshaw
My daughters, aged 4 and 5, love this. It's great for their imagination. The chalk boards attached to each box are great for encouraging them to try to spell words. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Olivarovich
I was a bit puzzled by the young gentlemen selling "frozen" vegetables on his counter, but that aside this solid unit has a lot of versatility to offer. Read morePublished on 20 Aug. 2014 by Prof TBun