A child’s dinette set may be used for a variety of things but if your child’s dinette set is used for eating meals, then you will need to get her the accessories to make setting the table more realistic. Some of the dinette sets made for kids today are very elaborate and elegant to make them look like the real thing. Providing the right accessories can be a first step in turning it into her favorite place to play.
For starters, you will want to provide your little one with a tea set. Tea parties are the thing for little girls when it comes to socializing. She can invite a friend or two over or share the party with her dolls and stuffed animals. It is a great way for ids to enjoy role model play as well as encouraging their imaginations. There are a number of different styles of tea sets on the market and you can choose from a simple one that is made from plastic or, for older kids, one that is real glass. There are also many places where you can buy antique tea sets for kids that are beautiful and not much more expensive than the newer versions.
When it comes to dishes and silverware, your choices are unlimited. You can always buy antiques in these too but you will find them to be quite a bit more expensive. Another option is to start a tradition of your own. You will find that there are many fine quality dishes that are made for children and available in many of the same brands you are familiar with for buying regular china. You may even find that the dishes you have are available in child sized pieces or sets. The internet is a good place to search and see what is available.
For smaller children and those who aren’t ready to handle the real thing, there are numerous plastic pieces available at toy and variety stores. With the popularity of kitchen appliance toys, there are also many accessories that provide your child with realistic looking dishes and silverware, glasses, and more.
If you want to add a tablecloth to your child’s dinette set, you may have to cut down one that is made for a regular sized table or simply buy fabric, cut to fit, and then hem the edges. If you have a talent for sewing, you can also make matching napkins.
When choosing plastic dishes for your child’s dining furniture, choose that which she can use for play and for real food. Some sets come with all of the dishes and flatware together and are made of food grade plastic.
Choose dishes that are made by companies you are familiar with and that you know will be sturdy to withstand a lot of play. If they will wash in the dishwasher, it will make it easier for them to go from play to dining.
Your child can find dishes with a number of popular characters on them to make them even more enjoyable. Anything that will make her want to use her dinette set and learn the right way to serve meals to her guests will be a plus!
Accessories or necessity? Either way childrens table and chairs are a good investment for your child. Kids just love have their very own kids table and chairs.