Make every night a DIY-sushi night. This Aki & Maki Sushi Box Play Set has everything your little one needs to create their very own sushi rolls. A bamboo rolling mat, different kinds of fish, soy sauce — it's all there. A variety of textures provide important visual and tactile stimulation while the make-your-own concept encourages imaginative play.
Suitable for ages 4+.
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Djeco is a French toy brand with a totally charming backstory. In 1954, Véronique Michel-Dalès, a mom, decided to embark on an adventure and make education kids toys that were unlike anything that existed. She put the brand to bed for a few years while raising her son, Frédéric, but he eventually decided to reawaken the brand in 1989. Today, the brand is well known for its puzzles, games, and toys that are truly one of a kind, both educational and a boatload of fun.
Djeco makes the prettiest toys and this sushi set is no exception! -Julia
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