Source: Melissa & Doug

Would you like paper or plastic? Well, how about wood?

The folks at Melissa & Doug are putting a new twist on classic, pretend play with their new Wooden Shape Sorting Grocery Cart.

Curious little “shoppers” will discover an array of fun, skill-building activities that fill the 15.5-inch shopping cart from bottom to top.

Using its natural wood as a background, designers at Melissa & Doug have decorated the cart with a colorful assortment of whimsical fruits and vegetables that kids will see as they sort their chunky, wooden food shapes by pressing them through holes in the sides of the cart.

It’s stylish, fun, and educational! | Source: Melissa & Doug

This 16-piece set comes with 12 wooden shape-sorting pieces that double as puzzle pieces for two included puzzle boards that can be stored in the cart. It also features a rolling drum within the cart that kids can use for matching play.

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And, since kids love to role play by mimicking the grownups in their lives, this toy comes with a pretend coffee cup and lid that kids can place in a convenient, cart-mounted cup holder for storage in between sips.

The Wooden Shape Sorting Grocery Cart makes a perfect gift for toddlers and preschoolers that are curious about shapes, colors, and the big world around them — including the grocery store!

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.