Imagination & Creativity: Encourages imitative and imaginary play; promotes fantasy story telling, role playing, and creativity. Social Skills: The basics of communication, cooperation, and collaboration; encourages trust, friendship, and language development. Young chefs who watch their dad or mom prepare meals will adore this wood child-size gourmet kitchen to create their own mealtime treats. Peek into the oven through the window to check on dinner or the pretend cake that's baking. Big orange knobs can turn the burners "on" or "off" and the sink is ready for washing dishes. Cleanup time is a snap with the hutch and cupboard to store dinnerware, pots and pans. Some young cooks may decide to make the cupboard the refrigerator, instead. The simple classic design and natural colors offer loads of possibilities for playtime.