Hi sararead, my dad makes woodeen chns furniture, and Mack has had a stove since about 14/15mths old (now 22mths). I really didn't think she'd get much out of it at that age, but she loved it right from the start, and she now makes up many cups of tea, bickies, etc etc. I am hoping she might get a sink for Chrissie or a table to match her chair. I'm thinking about letting her take it outside and she can use it with water. If you do get a wooden one, go for a well made pine one, that is painted or varnished (ours is), that way it can be in the sand, water etc, without much harm. Dad has supplied these to many child care centres, and they last for years. I think its a great idea.
Michelle (sorry its so long!)