Budding Jamies and Delias can practise in their very own mini kitchen.
The Toyline Kitchen collection includes equipment that children would find in a real kitchen.
Children can pour water into this washing machine, pictured below, and watch as the water spins around.
Water can also be poured into the filter and espresso coffee machines and it will drip through, just like the real thing.
The coffee machines also feature sound effects and come with accessories.
There are two different sized cookers available, which both have moving parts and the rings and oven glow when they're switched on.
The microwave oven has six items of play food and the timer on the oven is pre-set for each of them. It will ping when it's ready.
The collection ranges from £7.99 to £19.99.
For details of stockists contact Toyline on 01827 314412.
Writing can be a challenge for left-handed children.
The Off to School Pack, £17.75, is suitable for youngsters aged four to six.
It contains a Write-Well mat with grip and writing position plus left-handed letter formations, four Berol Handhugger writing pencils, two-hole pencil sharpener and six washable coloured felt pens that have an oversized triangular barrel ideal for encouraging the correct left-handed grip.
There is also a First Writing sticker book and left-handed first scissors.
The Back to School Junior pack, suitable for children aged seven to 11, contains larger child's scissors with plastic grips, a Pelikano Junior fountain pen, Handhugger writing pen, six-pack of HB pencils with rubber, pencil sharpener and Left-handers Rule OK ruler. It costs £19.85.
The Back to School Senior pack, suitable for children aged 11 plus, contains The Mind Map Book by Tony Buzan, left-handed Pelikano fountain pen, general purpose scissors, pencil sharpener, six-pack of HB eraser pencils and left-handed ring binder. It costs £29.45.
For a free copy of the Anything Left-handed catalogue ring 020 8770 3722, write to Anything Left-handed Ltd, Sterling House, Avenue Road, Belmont, Surrey, SM2 6JD or log on to: www.anythingleft-handed.co.uk
Play in the snow with the Blackline Racer, £65, above, from S F Cody.
Log on to www.sfcody.com or ring 0870 1273333 for more details.
Congratulations to the winners of our dressing-up costume competition.
Aimee Armstrong, from Crook, won the festive angel costume and Mrs M Hartshorn, from Redcar, won the Harry Potter costume.