Analysis of the Children’s Toy or Game and the Influence on Development (2)

Analysis of the Children’s Toy or Game and the Influence on Development

(Step 2 Funs with Friends’ Toy)

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Analysis of the Children’s Toy or Game and the Influence on Development

(Step 2 Funs with Friends Toy)


Toys help create creative and critical thinking in children. The children become innovative at an earlier age, allowing them to explore their areas of interest. Step 2 funs with friends’ toys consists of the kitchen that enables the children to practice their social life through cooking and exhibit unique kitchen practices. The toy through the kitchen appliance makes children practice washing dishes, cooking, feeding the pretend pets, and practicing house chores organization. Therefore, the paper gets premised on examining the Step 2 funs with friends’ toy thorough description of its features, physical or psychological; needs of the toy, cognitive needs, and the recommendation for the modification.

Description of the Toy

Step 2 funs with friends toy is an ideal kitchen play for children for whipping the delicious treatment with friends. The toy has realistic amenities reflecting modern detailing, like the modern appliance door. It has many kids’ friendly functionality, and stylish pretend play kitchens. The components of the kitchen include pretend appliances, a molded-in sink, sounds, and a realistic stovetop burner with lights. As such, the little chefs entertain themselves using the complete station and pretend pets that ears and drink (Amazon. 2022). Other components include a microwave, boiling pots, electronic lights, a coffee maker, a refrigerator for keeping fresh the ingredient, and a swivel faucet.

Physical or Psychological Needs of the Toy

The toy enables the children to appreciate the physical nature of the kitchen. Appreciating the kitchen’s physical nature entails playing with the stoves and taking precautions regarding the use of the pretend stoves. Also, the children learn the need to take care of the oven and the electric appliances within the kitchen (Amazon. 2022). Through the cleaning of the pretend items, the children learn the techniques for enhancing cleanliness. The available pretend pets make the children develop the need to care for the love pets by promoting their hygiene and feeding them appropriately. The use of pretending foodstuffs and ingredients enables the children and friends to learn food preservation techniques through a pretending refrigerator. Psychologically, children develop a social role in the house (Step 2, 2022). Also, children learn to become independent and confident in handling home matters. The pretend play skills create imagination which helps in emotional development. Consequently, the skills developed from the kitchen play teach the children the importance of sharing. Children will learn the need to share food, tools, and other equipment with fellows. Step 2 funs with friends to help children learn the counting skills by serving dinners using portion which figures the number of people that need to eat. Emotional development enables children to become whoever they want by attaining the basic view of life in the kitchen (Rupiper, 2017). Furthermore, children learn the psychological need for collaboration and cooperation while playing with other children and adults.

Cognitive Needs

The use of Step 2 funs with friends’ toys helps I cognitive development of children through relying on the imagination for the creation of culinary masterpieces. The imagination enables the children to recall the images they have encountered and seen in the past through home kitchen practices. After recalling the images and information, children can easily interpret the information and images in exciting and new ways and then act on the interpretation appropriately (Pang, E., & Simoncelli-Bulak, 2017). The process of revision, recall, and enactment horns the cognitive skills that will benefit the child in future social life.


Majorly Step 2 funs with friends’ toys are made from plastics, which are non-biodegradable materials. Also, some items are made from silicon which is not environmentally friendly. As such, manufacturers need to consider using biodegradable resources in manufacturing the Step 2 funs with friends’ toys. Using biodegradable will create an environment-friendly climate, igniting the child’s need to develop environmental preservation measures (Rupiper, 2017). Also, the items in the toy should be painted in different colors that reflect the actual observable characteristics of the real image of the kitchen tools. The real images make the play interesting for the kids.


The use of Step 2 funs with friends’ toys encourages the child’s physical, psychological, and cognitive development. It creates a play environment where the children will understand the role of the kitchen and the need for food preparation and preservation measures. As such, the toys’ components include an oven, refrigerator, sink, plates, pretend sink, stove top, realistic electric lights, pretend microwave, and dishes (Step 2. 2022). Furthermore, the need to use biodegradable material will encourage the children to develop a mindset of preserving the environment. It also creates an environmental sustainability framework to create a clean, habitable environment. Therefore, I encourage the parents to purchase step 2 funs with friends’ toys to enable children to develop psychological, physical, and cognitive needs of social life and practice kitchen skills for future development.


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