Imaginative play is a key way children learn real life skills like problem solving, empathy, and collaboration. Finding suitable toys that encourage open-ended play can be tricky, but kids' kitchen sets make it easy. Kids create a yummy “meal,” clean up their mess and work together all in a miniature version of a grown-up space. This not only builds confidence, but it also normalizes and encourages basic proficiency for these important tasks. But what should you look for in a great kid’s kitchen? Keep reading. We have you covered.