Hape Ice Cream Emporium
(HaPe $149) Platinum Award
Our testers live in sunny California, so this is an outdoor/indoor year round pretend prop for them. A handsome ice cream cart with blue and white awning that is easy to move about. Young entrepreneurs can open the collapsible side table for serving customers. Our older tester loves to write the flavors of the day on the chalk-board front, along with her name. Her dad found it easy to assemble in about thirty minutes and sturdy, as well. It's a big but versatile prop that will be used over the long haul, not just for ice cream, but perhaps a lemonade stand, bookmobile, fruit stand, whatever creative players dream up.
Ages: Preschoolers, Early School