This wooden play food set is ideal for young chefs looking to explore a little mealtime fun—without the mess! It includes eight pieces of wooden food that can be sliced into 27 sections, a cutting board, and a wooden knife. Cutting the food makes a satisfying “crunch”—and provides a playful introduction to concepts of “whole,” “part,” and fractions. Melissa & Doug’s cutting food set delivers delicious entertainment for aspiring young chefs. The slicing and cutting pretend play features help children learn early mathematical concepts, sorting, grouping, and color recognition. The Melissa & Doug cutting food set is composed of beautifully painted pieces that feature realistic details. Its sturdy wooden construction allows the set to hold up against frequent use. The Melissa & Doug Cutting Food Wooden Play Food set makes an exceptional gift for kids ages 3 to 5 years.