ON THE BENCH
Villeroy & Boch Funny Zoo Children’s Apron, $23.95
GETTING the kids to help in the kitchen is all well and good until it’s time to do the laundry. This cute-as-a-button, wipe-clean apron with bold blue, orange and green zoo animal motifs (also in farmyard friends and kiddie bears designs) will keep clothes spick-and-span while the junior chefs whip up their cupcakes. Matching bib, tea towel and placemat are available. More: villeroy-boch.com.