Ironing must surely be one of the least appealing household chores, but many young kids love nothing more than copying mum or dad as they work their way through the washing basket. Perfect for pretend play, toy ironing boards are the ideal addition to any set of role play toys. Companies like Casdon, Ecoiffier and Tobar all produce large ranges meaning there's never a shortage of choice.
Children's irons and ironing boards tend to come as either chunky, clearly-pretend models with oversized buttons and bright colours, or they come as realistic replicas of the real thing. Casdon is particularly famous for creating exceptionally realistic irons which complement the rest of their role play toy ranges brilliantly. This is all thanks to their partnerships with popular electronic companies such as Morphy Richards and Dyson who allow them them to base their play irons on the 'real' adult versions.
Alongside the iron and board, don't miss some of the accessories that are available including wash baskets, coat hangers and clothes rails. With some pretend models being suitable for children as young as 18 months, it's never too early to get kids introduced to the technique of ironing!
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