I bought this toy for my 2 year old for Christmas and it is one of her favorite toys that she never seems to get sick of. She regularly will say it's time for a pizza party and pull it out along with some other little IKEA plates she has in her play kitchen and hand out pizza and toppings to everyone. It's a simple toy that seems to provide HOURS of entertainment.
Kiddo has this at daycare, and so grandma thought we should have it at home; and lord, I wish I could have stopped her from sending it. I find this set clunky and excessive. The toppings are just slightly too large to comfortably fit together on the pizza slices, and frankly there are just way too many of them. Does a child really need the ability to make an all-pepperoni, all-mushroom or all-pepper pizza? Given that providing the ability to do so triples the coin-sized disks floating around my house, I'm gonna say "no." Kiddo can learn to love a combo. Forget it. The fun is not worth keeping track of the pieces.
Granddaughter loved it! Quality toys that keep kids busy!!
My son loves this pizza play set! We got it for him for Christmas, along with the Melissa & Doug play kitchen. I was worried that this pizza set would not fit in the oven for the kitchen play set, but it fits perfectly! As other reviewers have mentioned, there are a LOT of pieces in this pizza play set! Way too many in my opinion. There are three 'topping' available: pepperoni, mushrooms, and bell peppers. There are 18 pieces of each, and the pizza can fit a total of 18 pieces (they velcro-stick on), so you could essentially make an all pepperoni pizza, or all mushroom pizza, or all bell pepper pizza. That's cute in theory, but it just ends up being way too many pieces to try and keep track of! I ended up keeping 18 pieces for my son to play with and hiding the remaining 36 pieces, just to avoid having these tiny little discs everywhere, and it has worked well. The toy is otherwise well made.
Has been my daughters favorite toy for years. Always the first one kids play with when they come visit.
Purchased this for our 3 yr old grand daughter 8 years ago. Since then, she and 4 other grand children consider this one of their favorite toys when they come to visit. They love taking pizza orders and serving the family. Topping choices are pepperoni, red/green peppers, and mushrooms so lots of versatility. Their grandfather has convinced all the children that mushrooms taste like dirt- everyone giggles when he's served up a piece of mushroom only pizza. Many, many hours of enjoyment and it's held up incredibly well. Still like new.
I definitely recommend purchasing this pizza party set! Melissa & Doug is a well known and trusted company. They provide quality and enjoyable items for children. I purchased this for my nephew and he thoroughly enjoyed it. I have used many Melissa and Doug items in my toddler and preschool classrooms. They are a favorite!
My son loves this set. Everything has held up well since Christmas. The only drawback is finding pizza toppings scattered around the house (as can happen with any multi piece toy). We finally had them round them all up and keep them in Ziploc bags..
I don't know how Melissa and Doug figures it's ok to make a box full of wooden parts and not have a cover for them. We have older M&D toy sets with a sliding cover so you can actually store the toys. I'm sure some bean counter figured they could make another $1 per set or something by not bothering with a cover but it makes us avoid them going forward.Lesson learned.
It came packaged ok and my 4 year old loved it. Thank you. It was in New packaging.
Excellent wooden toy for pretend play and introduction to counting and fractions. My little one and I talk about halves and a whole, we also practice our listening skills by playing a game, for example, I might ask for one slice of pizza with pepperoni and mushroom and two slices of pizza with capsicum and mushroom. You can also introduce them to addition/subtraction - "If I eat (take away) two slices of pizza, how many slices of pizza are left?"Pizza slices are connected with velcro. There are a lot of toppings (pepperoni, peppers/capsicum, mushroom) which also attach to the pizza with velcro. It can be difficult to slice the pizza if the toppings overlap the slices.Overall, it's a cute and fun toy, but it can also be used for learning through play.
Kids love this piece from M&D.
Love the product but word of caution for young children...got this for my 2 1/2 yr old grandchild and although the pizza toppings are large enough to not likely swallow-they could get lodged in the throat however. We put the toppings up for safety for now.
This set is absolutely adorable! My daughters, 4 and 1 year old, love playing with this set. I love that all the pieces stick together via velcro and comes in a handy box to store away. Would buy again and gift to toddler aged children.
The cutest realistic toy ever! well made too.
I bought this toy for Christmas. Great value for the price. My 3 year old loves serving pizza to all. A fun way to expose mathematics to her daily schedule. I also appreciate that all of Melissa & Doug toys are made to last!
My daughter loves pizza and playing with pretend food, so this is perfect for her! My only complaint is it comes in a wooden storage box with no lid. We have so many M&D toys and puzzles with no lids, i have put them all in a clear plastic tub for storage.