The question is, what do you buy a toddler who has (almost) everything? Well, though a departure from their chic homeware – full of dreamy tableware and dainty soft furnishings – Zara Home has been pushing the boat out for the kids, too. And this collection is a far cry from the usual array of fairly hideous toys you may be used to seeing offered to parents. Unlike the wobbly plastic kitchen play set I had to put up with as a kid, Zara’s toys are bound to stimulate a child's curiosity.
Thanks to Twitter, our attention was alerted to some of the more bougie items in the range, including a coffee maker (yes, really) that looks good enough for any barista.
As young ones get a little older, they’ll likely outgrow some of their favourite toys. It’s OK to say goodbye to those well-loved favourites that have stuck around since birth. So, finding interactive toys for two-year-olds is a good sign of development. Enter the kitchen play sets from Zara.
You can use them indoors or outside and can collect the full set – there's everything from dishwashers to toy toasters to help your child's imagination run riot. In fact, these pretend-to-play toys are pretty perfect for that confidence boost for your child; they're a great way to facilitate learning and development.
And – they’re so much fun. For us, as well as the kids… You were all thinking it.
SHOP: The Best Zara Home Toys and Play Sets
1. Toy Calendar
Featuring different elements to display the date, this toy calendar is so much fun. Your little
Sold with a cotton cover to keep it safe, we can just imagine the hours of fun in store for your
3. Toy Kitchen
This is certainly an upgrade since the days of unsightly play kitchens. Stylish, this toy kitchen
5. Toy Fridge
Keep the play food safe in Zara Home's toy fridge. With plenty of storage for jars, sauce bottles
6. Toy Oven
With moveable dials and pressable buttons, your little one will be having a field day with this
No chef goes without an apron, oven gloves and tea towels. How adorable are the oven gloves? This
8. Cooking Toys
Add this to your shopping list. These cooking toys are stellar to get your tot in their mini
Who needs your local coffee shop when you've got a baby barista at home? This toy coffee set from
To join your hearty cup of tea, we totally recommend this wooden toy tableware for your tot. With
11. Toy Dishwasher
After the food is all scoffed up, it's time to clean up and pop those plates in for a wash. A
12. Toy Toaster
Who doesn't love a slice of toast? This toy toaster comes with two slices of bread for playing.
If your child is expressive, imaginative and loves storytelling, this Wooden TV with accessories
What will these Zara Home play sets help with?
Below, we discuss in depth how these play sets from Zara will help your child.
Improve their language skills: Pretend play and dressing-up are great ways to work their imagination and get them to be creative. Educational toys with numbers and letters are great to be introduced from the age of two, so we’ve listed play sets that make learning as fun and rewarding as possible.
Help develop fine motor skills: Painting, puzzles and anything where they use their brain and hands to match colours or shapes are great, as well as encouraging your child to get messy with colours. As well as some of these sets above, construction toys are also great for stimulating their minds.
Encourage a mini-me: Your two-year-old will pay a lot more attention to you than you might first think. They will love anything that makes them feel grown-up, which is why these toy kitchens are perfect. Also, music toys are a great alternative if you’re lacking the space for a play set.
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Piper Huxley is a Homes, Gardens and Wellness Product Writer for Grazia, specialising in homeware. When she’s not obsessing over the latest home decor trends, she’s doomscrolling somewhere.