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We love pretend play in our house and one of my daughter's favorite things to play is "store." We have a different toy cash register that beeps, scans, and lets you pay, but we recently had a chance to try a new one and it really is so much better and really amazingly fun! The Shop and Learn Cash Register from The Learning Journey International is one of our new favorite toys! When we were invited to try and review the Shop and Learn Cash Register I wondered if it might be too young for my four year old, but figured even if we didn't use it much, we could still review it for you. Well, the interactivity of this cash register makes it so much more versatile than most toy cash registers and I think she will continue to use it for quite a while! I was very pleasantly surprised!
The Shop and Learn Cash Register comes with two AA batteries, five food items, five coins, and a credit card. Everything is great quality and so colorful!
There are two volume settings. Hallelujah! Toys that only come with one volume setting kind of make me crazy because more often than not, the volume setting they come with is way too loud for a mommy's eardrums!
There are three play settings, or activity modes, on the cash register. This is my absolute most favorite feature and is what sets this cash register apart from others. It makes it more fun, more exciting, and more educational. It also creates an experience that allows a child to play alone without feeling that they need a companion to play a separate role as customer, etc. We still do play it together quite often, but it's not a necessity as it often is with other toys. Here are the different activity modes:
- Let's Play! This setting is great for the youngest players who are just learning some basic identification of items and numbers. You can slide a food item down the register belt or press a button on the cash register, and it will tell you what the food is (including color) or what number you pressed.
- Find It! This setting is a guessing came. The cash register asks you to find a food item or press a number button. If you slide the right food item down the register belt or press a button and it will tell you if you're correct.
- Let's Go Shopping! This setting is our favorite. The cash register asks you what you want to buy, you slide it down the register belt, it identifies it, tells you how much it costs, and asks you to pay with coins or credit card and you do. It's so fun!
If you are in the market for a new educational toy for pretend play, we highly recommend the Shop and Learn Cash Register from The Learning Journey International. It is fun, educational, and high quality. I think you'll be pleased with your purchase!
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