As summer creeps closer and closer, the temperature is steadily climbing, but with school about to wrap up for the summer, that's not the only thing heating up. Kids will be home all day with an extra eight hours to fill.
As a parent, it is important for me to make sure my kids have something fun to keep them entertained. During the summer, I want to make sure my son keeps building his knowledge. Just because he is not in a classroom, does not mean he cannot still learn new things and grow his skills by using toys that spark creativity.
The same with my daughter. Even though she is not in school yet, I want help her grow and learn as much as she can before she gets there. Knowledge is power, and I think it is never too early to start learning. I feel you should try to learn something new every day. No matter how much you know or can do, you can always improve.
As great as it is to get outdoors and explore nature, that is not always possible. Rain, excessive heat, or scheduling can keep us indoors, and in those cases, I still need great activities for us. And while summer may be a "vacation" for the kiddos, Daddy still works hard every day, and when he is home, he needs quite sometimes.
That's why I so quickly fell in love with HABA's Soft Play Foods. The come in quintessential summer (American-Style) foods like Apple Pie, Hot Dogs, Ketchup and Mustard.
There are also more diverse foods like Sushi.
The kids have so much fun playing with these foods. I feel they are learning about how foods work(following steps to create a recipe) and the Sushi has been a great stepping stone to teach about other cultures.
As much fun as these play foods are, they are making the kids, my son especially, want to cook real foods. That is exactly what I expected and I am so glad that is the case. I love teaching him that he needs to follow directions to make sure the recipe comes out correct.
HABA is heating up these recipes with their super fun and functional Silicone Baking Molds like the adorable flower one that I have.
The cake came out BEAUTIFUL!
I wish it looked as nice once we had frosted it, but I am not very skilled in that department, plus the kids helped. It still looked awesome though, compared to my usual cakes.
I have never met a HABA product that I did not love, and these are no exception. If you are looking to heat things up in your house, I highly recommend giving HABA products the chance to help.
*Although I received these products at no cost to facilitate a review, all opinions are 100% my own.*