Little Tikes toys have been around for as longs as I can remember. From the super-sturdy picnic tables, to the classic Cozy Coupe® Car, from grills, to the playhouses that my girls spent hours in. They are constructed to be durable in all kinds of weather and take a beating from kids for years and years. Little Tikes toys provide children with so many opportunities for play, cooperation and inventive learning, which are all essential building blocks for children as the progress through the appropriate ages and stages of life.

Growing up in a house where my mother was always cooking, it’s no surprise that my sister and I both spend lots of time in the kitchen. This joy has trickled down to our kids now too, thankfully, beyond banging wooden spoons on pots and pans! The Little Tikes Cook ‘n Grow™ Kitchen is the ultimate tool to help toddlers understand basic kitchen concepts, in an imaginative way that makes “pretend meals” even more fun to make than the real thing – plus the clean-up is so much easier!

The Cook ‘n Grow™ Kitchen, made in the USA, comes easy to assemble, with only four screws and several tounge-in-grove bright plastic pieces. I needed one Phillip’s head screw driver and two AA batteries, and a little muscle to get the screws lined up correctly, but it only took about 45 mintues from start to finish to get the entire kitchen built. There are lots of realistic stickers, and an amazing assortment of over 50 different food items, plates, utensils, cups, pots and pans, plus, our favorite – a coffee pot! The front burner allows children to “hear” their cooking – boiling water bubbles away, and hamburgers sizzle in the skillet, depending on the item being cooked. If the noise is too much, the batteries can easily be removed without changing the function of the oven.

Watching my two year old nephew with the Cook ‘n Grow™ Kitchen was absolutely amazing, he didn’t want to leave it – not even for dinner. He made pizza for us (and we counted the four pieces – in English and Spanish), he brought us cookies (galletas en Espanol!), we asked for cups of water and asked for refills of agua. The Little Tikes Cook ‘n Grow™ Kitchen provides an immeasurable number of learning tools, expanding conversations and opening the door to multi-lingual learning – it’s just awesome! Plus, as your child grows, the kitchen grows with them – with the two end pieces coming together and the sink/burners fitting perfectly on top to continue the cooking experiences.

To quote the immortal Mr. Rogers, “Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” With the holidays just a few months away, I can easily say that I would definitely recommend the Little Tikes Cook ‘n Grow™ Kitchen for your favorite little chef.

Available at www.littletikes.com for $109.99 and Get free shipping for a limited time!* (lower 48 states) Hurry! Offer ends October 15, 2012 11:59 p.m. PST or while supplies last. Sorry, offer not good on previous purchases!

That’s IT Mommy Erin

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My grandson loves to pretend cook cheesy eggs! My grandson loves to bake real cookies with me and place them on the cookie sheet.

My kids love to make any kind of desert with me such as cookies, cake, cupcakes. They are always so proud when their dad or aunts and uncles tell them it is the best tasting desert they have ever had.

We love to make Banana Bread together and Rice Krispie treats

I love making pizza because we can all have it our own way!

cupcakes

nannypanpan@gmail.com

We bake cookies together.

Cookies during the holidays and occasionally cake for birthdays!

Little pizzas, Its so cute how they sprinkle the cheese on all lopsided

sibabe64 at ptd dot net

We like to bake cookies!

I really like to make cookies with my sons

My favorite thing to cook is english muffin pizzas.

my son and I love to make chicken parm.. hes in charge of tenderizing the chicken

My favorite thing to cook with the kids are omelets!

We love making pancakes together every Saturday morning!

Chocolate chip cookies!

Spaghetti and brownies for dessert

Sugar Cookies! Everything from mixing, cutting, baking to decorating and of course eating!

My daughter likes helping me make biscuits. I always give her a little of the dough to play with and she likes helping mix in the flour.

Pizza is always fun to make!

Chocolate anything! Just to have their little faces covered with chocolate after licking the bowls.

Cupcakes!!!

We like making cookies and pigs in a blanket

sugar cookies that we roll out and decorate

Sweets! I love to bake with my daughter… her favorite is cookies or cupcakes that she gets to decorate too.

corn muffins

we love baking cookies

My daughter is too little to cook with, but I like cooking her teething biscuits for her:)

cupcakes so them can frost and decorate them

pedidentalasst at yahoo dot com

I like to let them bake cookies or cakes with me

We love making cookies.

My son loves to bake and make eggs with me.

I like to make cookies with my daughter.

I like to bake with my grandchildren. Mostly cookies, but we will try anything.

My grand daughter and I like to make cookies also pancakes

love to bake cakes with the grandkids but the grandson seems to love making mashed potatoes!!!

I love making pizza with the kids, rolling the dough, sprinkling on the ingredients – fun times!

I would say cookies are the best to make with my little girl.

We love to cook brownines and cookies together.. I mean bake them lol

I allways love to bake cookies with my kids.

We love to make cookies together!

Cookies are always fun!

We make scrambled eggs

Kims2312@verizon.net

I love love love making sugar cookies! It gives the chance to be creative and imaginative… even if that means messy frosting fights!

Homemade Pizza! Easy for kids to participate!

Pizza

i love cooking eggs with them b/c they help b4 the heat is turned on

we like to cook spaghetti and meatballs together!

i love making cupcakes

Cookies!!

we like making pizza.

It’s fun to bake cookies with kids.

Cookies is my favorite thing to cook with my daughter.

We like to bake cookies together.

my boys love to make hotdogs, they think its so cool how they grow!

We love baking sprinkle cookies together!

Cookies 🙂

cookies

I love making apple pie with my boys.

We love Cooking pizza!

Thanks for the chance.

mogrill12@gmail.com

We love making cupcakes together

i like making brownies and cakes with the little kids because they can help more.

We like to make macaroni & cheese. 🙂

Cookies!

We like making french toast for breakfast!

tssk10(at)gmail(dot)com

Chocolate chip cookies!

Rice Krispie treats are fun to make with the kids.

We love to bake Chocolate Chip Cookies!

my son loves anything having to do with the stand mixer – lately its been waffels

I like to make cookies with my kid’s!

cookies and cupcakes

Cupcakes! Something the kids can really help with & then have fun decorating 🙂

Love baking cookies with her, she’s so cute! Also like making spaghetti with her

my grandson loves chocolate chip cookies

Dade and Jacey love to make pizza with me in the kitchen.

cookies! thanks for hosting!

I love to make tacos with my kids!

Brownies are my favorites to make with my grandsons.

I love baking cookies with my kids. I also love for them stir the eggs before I make scrambles eggs. They always tell there dad that they made breakfast all by themselves! Hearing that never gets old!

We bake cookies

my daughter cooks almost everything with me but dangerous things like bacon(pops too much) we love trying new recipes and she helps measure and pour and stir! We love cooking cassaroles or trying new recipes in the crock pot 🙂

We love making brownies.

candy made from molds !! We do this together every holiday!! Love family time !

dut out dookies.

whoops, cut out cookies!

bake and decorate cookies

We make mini pizzas and I allow them to do all the toppings

My granddaughter loves to bake chocolate chip cookies with me. 🙂

They love to do cookies!

The first thing I cooked with my children is chocolate chip cookies.

Cookies with my kiddos

My son loves helping me make cookies.

It’s not really cooking but Rice Krispie Treats 🙂

grilled cheese

vmkids3 at msn dot com

pizza

We love to bake and frost cookies.

Cupcakes and cookies.

My kids love to help my hubby make pancakes!

Me and my 3 year old son love to cook breakfast together. His favorite is banana ice cream, where we freeze bananas overnight, then put it in the blender or food processor in the morning. Usually eaten alongside smiley face pancakes or oatmeal, It’s not really ice cream but he feels like it is, and that’s all that matters! 🙂

I like to bake cookies with my niece

I like to bake cupcakes with my kids.

Pancakes

I always make cookies with kids.

My kids enjoy helping me make pizzas. While the dough is mixing in the bread machine, they help me to decide what kinds we’re making, cut up ingredients, and make the sauce. They also love when we try making a new recipe.

We love making (and eating) cookies together! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

They have fun baking cookies.

Cookies

We love to make cupcakes!

My favorite thing to cook with my kids is cupcakes!

Christmas cookies

Hands down, favorite thing to make with the kids is pizza!

We love making chocolate chip cookies together.

We actually like making chocolate chip muffins together.

We LOVE to bake cookies 🙂

We love to cook spaghetti together.

My favorite think to cook with kids is pizza since they can personalize little ones.

Cookies and cupcakes

Christmas Cookies.

my kids love to bake and make mac and cheese with me

Spagetti with meatballs.

We love making pizza and cookies together

Pizza is really fun for us!

Pizza or Teddy Bear Bread

I love it when my kids make their pigs in a blanket! It’s so much fun to put these together!

spaghetti because is easy to cook lol

Brownies are my fav thing to cook

I love to bake cookies with my kids!

cupcakes!

jofo120 at yahoo dot com

I love to cook pizza with them they love putting the toppings on!!!

ptavernie at yahoo dot com

pancakes – we like to make funny faces

Pizza! Me and my daughter alway’s have fun making and eating it!

chrissylea1979 (at)gmail(dot) com

cookies!

we like making pizza together

amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

Banana and Chocolate chip Pancakes!!!

We love to make pizzas and bake cookies

pancakes and bacon

cookies

Our favorite is all the Christmas goodies that we make and share with the whole family.

we like to bake and decorate cupcakes

We like to make cookies.

love to bake cookies with them

brich22 at earthlink dot net

cookies!

jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

cookies!

ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

mac and cheese =)

I love to make quesadillas and homemade macaroni and cheese with the kids I watch! They love being able to add, stir, and cook their own meals! Thanks!

we like to bake cupcakes together, they mix and pour the batter

brownies!

My Favorite thing to make with my kids is Cookies…… especially at Christmas we make Candy Cane cookies and Gingerbread houses ! Lots of Fun times !!!

Cookies

Cakes or cookies, we just love decorating them together

We love baking cookies.

cookies or cupcakes…the decorating part is fun for all 🙂

Cupcakes are my favorite to make with my daughter.

lisando at hotmail.com

we enjoy baking cookies together!

I like pancakes!

Pizza!

I make pancakes with my 19 month old.

pudding

Baking cookies is always fun!

I like cooking meatloaf with them.

Chocolate chip cookies 🙂

My daughter and I like to cook stirfrys,soups,and pizzas

bake cookies

We like to make home-made pizza and bake cookies and muffins

cookies 🙂

Cakes and cookies.