Adults spend a lot of time in a kitchen, preparing food, baking, washing dishes and stacking drawers. Kids are drawn to adult themed play as it helps them make sense of their world and the things in it. Miniature kitchens provide a safe, child size play space. In it a child can 'work' just like a parent without the hazards of a real kitchen. Manufacturers such as Hape, Educo and Melissa and Doug have an excellent range of kitchens, dinnerware, cookware and kitchen furniture, all designed specially for preschool children.