10/31/2017

Learning Resources Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register - Review & Competition



Learning Resources are know for their extensive range of award winning learning toys for children aged 2 through to 12. They’ve been creating exciting and ground-breaking toys for the past twenty years and their toys aren’t just for fun but are fantastic learning aids too. They cover a wide range of different areas from Numeracy and Literacy through to Science and Early Years and it comes as no surprise that they've won countless awards for them.

Recently we were asked if we'd like to review their Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register and with it being something on Noah's wishlist I was more than happy to agree. As you can see by the photo below, Noah was absolutely over the moon when the cash register arrived. Straight away I was impressed with the cash register. Just by looking at the box I could tell that this was a toy that now only would Noah really enjoy but one which I'd approve of too. We were both so excited to play!


The cash register doesn't need to be assembled and it doesn't require any batteries as the calculator is solar powered, this in itself is just what every parent wants! Why can't more toys be like this? The oversized buttons on the till and the large digital display are perfect for young children and a great way for them to practice early maths skills whilst they play. Once out the box we just had to pop in the play money which is included and we were ready to go! 

The tray compartment of the till pops open with the press of a button and contains multiple sections to place the money. The cash register comes with a huge bag of the play money; x10 of each coin and x4 £5, £10, £20 and £50 notes. The money, especially the coins are so life like which I think I think makes role play so much more realistic. It also comes with a little notepad and credit card which is a nice added touch. 


Once set up I Noah what kind of shop he'd like. After a little bit of deliberation he decided that he wanted to work in a cafe so he could make Ava and I some lunch. With his cafe idea in mind we decided to include another Learning Resources toy that we already had, the New Sprouts Soup's On set. On the notepad which comes with the register I wrote down my order and read it out to him. He then made up a fresh batch of soup, served it in bowls, blew it to make sure it was cool and passed it over to me.


He then rung it up in the till and I paid in cash. Once we'd completed the transaction we did it over and over again and created different scenario's to act out. After Noah's cafe we had a toy shop, clothes shop and even a pet shop too! Ava's favourite was the cafe though, she loved to try to help serve the soup and gnaw on the plastic vegetables, which are the perfect size for her little hands.


The Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register is suitable from ages 3-7, retails at £35.65 and is worth every single penny! It's an amazing toy that is so much fun, it encourages your child's imagination all while teaching them through play. I can't recommend it enough.

I've teamed up with Learning Resources to giveaway a Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register to one lucky winner! To enter simply use the Gleam form below! Good luck and don't forget to enter my other blog competitions!

Learning Resources Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register worth £35

Terms & Conditions.         
1. There will be 1 winner who will the prize mentioned above.
2. Prize sent directly by the PR. 
3. Competition ends 30/11/17.
4. Incomplete entries with be disqualified.
5. UK entries only.
 

124 comments:

  1. I love their Gears! Gears! Gears! Wacky Wigglers Motorised Building Set - we have it and the kids love it!

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  2. The motorised solar system looks goo

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  3. I love the Gears! Gears! Gears!® Lights & Action Motorised Building Set my little one loves lights and sounds this would be amazing to help with motor skills

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  4. Design & Drill® Robot because they love robots

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  5. The new sprouts reel it game looks fun x

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  6. I really like the puzzle globe as its fun and educational x

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  7. The wooden box with holes in to slot squares triangles stars in

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  8. The wooden box with holes in to slot squares triangles stars in

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  9. Lights & Action Motorised Building Set

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  10. The playfoam looks great. I'm all for no mess fun!! haha ;-)

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  11. I love the Playground Engineering & Design Building Set because it looks like so much fun and my son would love it!

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  12. The market set with the basket to go with the till!

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  13. the puzzle globe is very cool!

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  14. I like the puzzle globe as it looks fun yet educational.

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  15. Crocodile Hop™ Early Maths Activity Set as it perfect for teaching the kids to take turns and educational

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  16. The Pretend and Play Doctor Set, lots of fun and great for play learning

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  17. My first microscope looks cool

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  18. Smart snack counting cookies, they look like great fun and educational

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  19. GeoSafari® Jr. My First Microscope looks really lovely

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  20. I love the Mini Muffin Match Up Maths Activity Set as it encourages early maths skills.

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  21. I love the motorised solar system. Perfect for my son who is learning about space this term and is advanced enough to last for years to come.

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  22. I'd say the Puzzle Globe as it's a lot fun, and educational.

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  23. Time Dominoes as my youngest is learning time just now

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  24. I like the Geosafari first microscope

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  25. Crocodile Hop™ Early Maths Activity Set because it keeps you fit as well !

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  26. i like the puzzle globe looks good x

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  27. I love maps and globes and want the children to know about countries other than their own so would buy the Puzzle Globe and the Giant Inflatable Labelling Globe if I could.

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  28. I like the Gears Dizzy Funland Motorised Building Set as it looks really good fun.

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  29. love the pretend play sliceable vegetables

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  30. Answer buzzers look fab! @bexallum on twitter

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  31. Gears! Gears! Gears!® Build & Bloom Building Set looks cool and nice and colourful, I think my kids would enjoy this

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  32. I like the Simple Machines Activity Set

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  33. The pretend and play school is fab to get my grandson ready for the big day

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  34. I think the Gears Gears Gears Dizzy Fun Land Motorised Building Set looks really fun! You can build a fairground with it and learn about building with the little motorised parts. :)

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  35. i like the look of POP for Word Families™

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  36. Love the pretend and play bakery set looks dab for getting the imagination going

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  37. Design and Drill Robot looks cool

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  38. oh choices, choices..... Think the Geo safari motorised solar system is favourite followed by any of the telescopes

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  39. My daughter loves science and nature so we think the Sedimentary Rocks Collection is fab!

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  40. The puzzle globe.We have lots of family in different countries so this would be great to look through tigether and point place out

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  41. I love the Play Foam - you can enhance creativity with less mess!

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  42. The pretend play doctor set as my daughter Sheriah loves to pretend play

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  43. I love the Gears! Gears! Gears!® Wacky Factory® Building Set

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  44. The Mini Muffin Match Up Maths Activity Set really appeals to me.

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  45. I like the look of the Dizzy Fun Land Motorised Building Set because it builds motor and logic skills.

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  46. My daughter would love the Smart Snacks® Stack & Count Layer Cake™

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  47. the primary science lab set is fab, my son has learnt so much with it x

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  48. this looks amazing, would love the children i work with to play with this!

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  49. I always wanted a pretend post office when I was younger so love the look of their post office! I'm sure my daughter would love it too.

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  50. I love their story cubes which get children creating their own exciting adventures!

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  51. The Time Dominoes look great! It's so important to get children able to tell the time, and so many don't seem to these days

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  52. I like the look of the Mathlink Cubes! I played with those when I was at school and they are great for co-ordination skills!

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  53. I love the Puzzle Globe. I've never seen that before and my kids would love this. looks fun and educational!. Thank you.

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  54. GeoSafari® Motorised Solar System - this is on my Xmas list (for my kids of course)just so I can play with it. And then we can dream about visiting the planets...

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  55. POP for Word Families™ because as its a game it makes learning fun x

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  56. Puzzle Globe AS ALL CHILDREN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE PLANET THEY LIVE ON AND THIS IS A FUN WAY OF FINDING OUT

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  57. I like the Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set helps them learn coding from a early age

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  58. I love the super sorting pie. My son really enjoys sorting items by shape, size, colour or type and I think he'd love it. Such a great tool as well.

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  59. The Pretend and Play Original School Set.

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  60. My son would love the toy Smoothie Maker

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  61. The pretend and play international school set looks right up my my son's street so to speak!

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  62. I like the Design & Drill® Activity Set because it looks fun and creative

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  63. Lights and action motorised building set

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  64. The Pretend & Play Post Office Set looks like good fun and like the fact it has wipe clean boards.

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  65. Love the look of the puzzle globe, my sons love learning about the world

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  66. gears, gears gears!!!

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  67. Globe Puzzle, as educational and fun.

    Rachel Craig

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  68. My first microscope would give hours of fun mixed with learning

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  69. The Market stall would be perfect for my son xx

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  70. I think these are great for a bit older also, to teach children about money.

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  71. I like the robot gears building factory ! Ideal for my little Grandson

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  72. Has To Be The Beginning Vocabulary Photo Cards To Help With Speech

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  73. I love the anatomy brain model and so would my eldest!

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  74. i like the reading rods. its important to get children interested in words and reading from a young age

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  75. i quite like the Time Activity Set, i think this would be really handy helping Lils learn how to tell the time! x

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  76. The Gears! Gears! Gears!® Wacky Factory® Building Set because they can be so creative, and it develops so many important skills too - especially as all the sets are compatible and can be combined!

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  77. love the Playfoam® Dino Pals Themed Set, as its so sensory and texture based perfect for my autistic son xx

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  78. Ants on a log is my Son's favourite. He loves to count them.

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  79. The AfterWORDS Boardgame looks fun whilst being educational.

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  80. I love the Geosafari first microscope. A great learning toy

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  81. I can see my little man beavering away with the Gears Gears Gears Dizzy Fun Land Motorised Building Set. x

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  82. Pizza Fraction Fun Game looks brilliant. Our 8 year old is just getting to grips with fractions.

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  83. I like the play doctor's set, I had one of these as a child and loved playing with it.

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  84. play doctors set

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  85. the Lights & Action Motorised Building Set looks like fun

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  86. Any of the gears gears gears, grandson is happiest when he is making something

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  87. Wiggle waggle whiskers it's looks a great game the younger kids could play with older kids

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  88. I love the look of the Gears Gears Gears!® Robot Factory Building Set I like how you can change it and play it and it's great for learning cause and effect

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  89. The Puzzle Globe looks brilliant.

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  90. The Pretend & Play Doctors Set looks really good! My little niece would love pretending to care for her dollies & teddies!

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  91. The Gears! Gears! Gears!® Gizmos® Building Set as i had one at my primary school!

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  92. mines the puzzle globe fun but also very educational

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  93. Lovethe look of the drs set , my little one would have hours of fun with that x

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  94. I love the Snap Cubes because I know that my little grandson would be able to build with them and enjoy their bright colours too.

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  95. The Anatomy Model Set is a great tool for teaching children how their bodies work and is something that they can use for many years and comprehend on a greater level as they get older.

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  96. Lights & Action Motorised Building Set looks good :)

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  97. I love the zoomy hand held microscopes. Children can discover so much with these

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  98. The recycling truck, my toddler is obsessed with bin day & the bin lorry!

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  99. Lights and action motorised building set, my girls love things like this!

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  100. The Playfoam looks so much fun xx

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  101. My little boy loves any pretend play and is just getting to grips with numbers now.

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  102. I love the pretend healthy dinner set

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  103. I like the Pretend & Play® Sliceable Fruits & Veggies. It would make a great addition to the play kitchen.

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  104. I like the Pretend & Play Doctor Set

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  105. New Sprouts® Camp Out!
    looks fun

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  106. I like the 12-Hour Analogue & Digital Demonstration Clock because my daughter struggled learning the time so with both analogue and digital together, I think it would help her understand

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  107. Lights & Action Motorised Building Set looks like a lot of fun.

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  108. The Peekaboo Barn Game, because it is the kind of toy that really appeals to my little niece.

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  109. Lights & Action Motorised Building Set looks fantastic xxx

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  110. Crocodile Hop Early Maths Activity Set

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