The Teaching Cash Register by Learning Resources is great for pretend play and for teaching kids about counting whilst introducing them to the concept of money.
This toy has won many awards including the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award. It has also been awarded the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Special Needs Adapted Products Award and is a Gold Award Winner.
Deservedly so, this talking Cash Register is one of those rare toys that easily teaches your children the fundamentals of math through fun play.
Kids will be learning, through play, to identify coins as well as adding and subtracting them. Your kids will learn about counting money correctly, how to work out the correct change and become familiar with using decimals.
They will also be able to learn and master basic calculator skills with the built-in calculator.
Identifying Money as Well As Addition & Subtraction
The Learning Resources Cash Register is a very well-designed toy with particular attention to detail. As well as being a working solar powered cash register, which your kids will love because at last they get to handle bills, coins, cash drawers and big numbers – there is also a built-in solar calculator as its keypad.
Kids will have a lot of fun playing any of the 4 featured games that can be increased in difficulty as children get more advanced.
As for any toy for young kids, having a large LCD screen with big and easy to read numbers is a must and this toy has those too. It also has a working scale and a scanner for pretend coupons and credit cards.
The pretend money is realistic-looking, coming in life-sized bills in denominations of 1, 5, 10 and 20.
There are 4 coin holders that can hold the embossed plastic pennies:
Another really cool touch is the credit card slot on the register which actually dings when you correctly slide the pretend VISA card through it.
The manufacturer of this toy recommends it for children aged from 3 years to 8 years which we believe is the right age range.