Toys that Make Leaning Math Fun
By Rachael Summers –
Role play is a crucial part of any child’s development, and that’s why role-play toys such as play stores and home items are so popular in toy stores. This set takes shopping play one step further, giving your child everything they need to play ‘shops’ in their own home.
This set contains a grocery list, boxed items, cans, price tags, a shopping basket, and play cash. With this set, your child can easily play either the shopper or the cashier in their store. Includes grocery boxes (numbered 1-5) and cans (small, medium, large), play money, double-sided coupons, price tags, grocery list, and a colorful shopping basket.
Sets like this are brilliant for teaching children about money and helping them budget for a shopping trip. They’re also great for building up confidence with general math skills.
What Teachers Say:
“The pretend items for the grocery cart are cute and attract kids. The store teaches planning, critical thinking, and math skills.” – Teacher at Elltree Preschool
What the Kids Say:
“I like playing store, with the price tags and money” – Harold age 4
“The boxes are pretty and I can pick good things to eat” – Annie age 5
” l like making the list with my mom and then shopping with the money” – Emma Age 6
Pretend And Play Calculator Cash Register
This toy is a perfect accompaniment to the Smart Market set above. A cash register will really finish off any child’s pretend store nicely, and this one is one of the best out there. In fact, it’s an award-winning educational toy, so it’s one that’s worth including in your child’s toys.
This register comes with real size pretend cash and a pretend credit card, so all payment methods are covered. The best part of it is the solar powered calculator on the register. It encourages children to add up prices themselves and familiarises them with calculators for later on in life.
What teachers say:
“The cash register and money is a great way to learn math and have fun” – Teacher Washtenaw Community College Children’s Center
What Kids Say about this play cash register:
“I like the money, and counting the coins “- Sarah age 4
” It’s just like the real ones ” – Jonathon age 5
” Fun, fun, fun” – Brea age 3