PlanToys Wonky Fruit & Vegetables
Did you know that mishappen produce are often misunderstood to be of 'inferior' quality and thus thrown away when in fact, they are just as good in taste and nutritional value as those that made the grocery shelves?
This meaningful play set is a joint project between PlanToys and Kromkommer, a Dutch initiative armed with a mission to increase awareness of food wastage in the world and save all the fruits and veggies that would otherwise have been thrown away because of their appearance or overproduction. (Instead of ending up in the bin, these ‘wonkies’ are saved and used in the production of soups, or even sold at its unique ‘Wonky Fruit & Vegetables Store’ in Holland.) For every set sold, PlanToys donates €1 to Kromkommer's efforts to battle food wastage.
Whether it's a lesson, game, or unstructured activity, this Wonky Fruits & Vegetables Set will go a long way in getting eco conversations started with kids of all ages: how does something as simple as not wasting food help the environment? What other small changes can we make in our day-to-day that can effect great change as well?
We can help our children understand this and the importance of reducing food waste with the Wonky Fruit & Vegetables set. Even if a piece of produce looks funky, it’s still worth saving and using instead of throwing away.
This set includes:
- sustainably made in Thailand
- Encourages tactile exploration
- Develops fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination
- crafted with chemical-free, kiln dried solid recycled rubberwood
- coated with non-toxic, water-based dyes
- assembled with formaldehyde-free E-zero glue
Age Recommendation: 18 months+
Measurement: 4.5x3x10.6 cm
We had a set of normal fruits from Plantoys as well but as introducing to a child about imperfection in fruits or veg and even anything is never too early. The earlier the better for children to understand "Never judge a book by its cover" and to limit wastage as necessary. And they are actually very cute pretend play playset that comes with name... Carl Carrot, Peter Pear, Adam Apple, Tammy Tomato and Curly Cucumber.