Pretend & Play® Calculator Cash Register

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Product Description

This award-winning cash register is the perfect addition to any pretend store! Encourage beginning math and calculator skills while providing lots of opportunities for imaginative play. Features a built-in solar calculator that helps familiarize children with the use of a calculator. They’ll also learn currency denomination and have fun handling life-size money. Large buttons on the keypad are easy for little hands to press and the cash drawer makes a “cha-ching” sound when it opens.

Includes:

     • Solar powered cash register
     • 30 actual-size pretend bills
     • 40 plastic coins
     • 1 pretend credit card
     • Activity guide

Cash register measures 10.5”L x 9.5”W x 5.5”H

Grades: PreK+

Common Core State Standards Alignment: Measurement & Data

Learning Style: Visual, Tactile

Skill Development:

Self-Help- Students can learn currency denominations and have fun handling life-size money. The cash register can assist students in money management skills, when making a purchase.

Basic Concepts- Role play real-life scenarios such as waiting in line, paying for a purchase, and interacting with the cashier.

Math- The calculator-like functions familiarize students with adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing.
  • Dr. Toy’s Best Classic Toys (2005)
  • Parent’s Guide to Children’s Media (2000)
  • Fox 8 Educational Top Toys (2000)
  • Island Family Magazine Editor’s Choice (2000)
  • Kids Out Good Toy Guide Award (1999)
  • Specialty Retailer, Best Electronic Learning Aids Runner Up (1999)
  • Best of School Supplies 4 Star Award: Creative Play (1998)
  • ASTRA Great Rainy Day/Indoor Fun List (1998)
  • Parent’s Guide Children’s Media Award (1998)
  • Specialty Retailer, Best Electronic Learning Aids (1998)
  • The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval (1997)
  • The Good Toy Guide Silver Award (1997) – UK
  • Parents Play & Learn Gold Award (1997) – UK
  • Specialty Retailer, Best Toys of 1997
  • Canadian Toy Testing Council Three Star Seal (1997)
  • Nursery Equipment/Nursery World, Highly Commended (1996-97) – UK
  • Early Childhood News, Directors’ Choice Awards (1996)
  • National Parenting Publications Awards, Honors Award (1996)
  • Specialty Retailer, Best Toys of 1996
  • Dr. Toy, 100 Best Children’s Products (1996)
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal, Best Toy Award (1995/96)
  • Family Fun Toy Winner (1995)
  • Sesame Street Parents Top Toys (1995)
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    Use & Care Guides:

     

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    Specifications:

     

    Measures 10.5"L x 9.5"W x 5.5"H.

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    Learning ResourcesPretend & Play® Calculator Cash Register
     
    4.3

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    82%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Educational (7)
    • Durable (6)
    • Attractive (5)
    • Colorful (5)
    • Easy to use (5)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Pretend shopping (7)
    • Counting (6)
    • Young children (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Education oriented (4), Parent of two or more children (4), Grandparent (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes (5), No (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Best Company, High Quality Products

    My daughter had an earlier version of the Pretend and Play cash register when she was growing up, and it lasted throughout her childhood. She played with it often, incorporating it into her...Read complete review

    My daughter had an earlier version of the Pretend and Play cash register when she was growing up, and it lasted throughout her childhood. She played with it often, incorporating it into her play shopping, particularly grocery shopping play. She's grown now, and this past week I went shopping for my nephew, who's about to turn 3. He's been playing shopping-for-groceries at home, so I wanted to get him toys to enhance his play. When I went looking, I found cash registers that looked like they wouldn't last and were too flashy. I wanted something to enhance his imagination, not take it over. With play food, I wanted realistic looking healthy whole food, and most of what I found was cheap looking and included a lot of processed foods. I did find a few viable options, but they were sets of just 6-8 fruits/vegetables. So I went online to search, and that's when I found Learning Resources and remembered my daughter had their cash register!

    Here at Learning Resources I found everything I was looking for, in several combination! I ended up buying this great cash register... it's solar powered (I love that!!!) and simple enough to encourage imaginative play, yet sophisticated enough for my nephew to grow with as he develops computation skills. I also bought him lots of healthy quality play food! In case you're interested, I bought him the Bushel of Veggies, the Bushel of Fruit, and the Munch It set. I'm so happy to find everything I was looking for!

    Customer Service:
    My experience with the people at Learning Resources is the main reason I'm writing this review. The staff is amazing. I called them at least half a dozen times while deciding what to get for my nephew. I had questions about everything, the products, retailers, prices, shipping, return and warranty policies, and details about ordering. I spoke to 3-4 different people on staff throughout the process, and they were all so pleasant, helpful, and patient. Every single one of them. What a pleasure!

    In my research for these toys, I found it was easier to shop and purchase online with Learning Resources. They have the full line of options to chose from, great service, and prices equivalent even to Amazon.com ... but with the latest edition of each product! I will shop here again!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    A few things missing

    My son LOVES playing with this cash register, but it is difficult to use as a learning device. If he messes up with an amount to enter, the entire transaction must be re-entered...Read complete review

    My son LOVES playing with this cash register, but it is difficult to use as a learning device. If he messes up with an amount to enter, the entire transaction must be re-entered (we have items that are labeled for sale and he enters the price in the register, then tells me how much I spent). It also allows him to enter non-cash amounts ($5.6742349857), which confuses him with the end price. I love the idea, but the key pad is a very basic calculator that has little to do with the fact he's supposed to be learning about money. I would not buy this cash register again nor would I recommend it to anyone.

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    5.0

    Kids love it!

    By Mom of 2

    from Orlando, FL

    About Me Education Oriented

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fun
    • Realistic

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Ages
      • Imaginative Play

      Comments about Learning Resources Pretend & Play® Calculator Cash Register:

      My 7 year old daughter and 2 year old son love this cash register. Unfortunately they use it so much we have lost all the cash. Is there a way to purchase more?

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      My grandson loves this gift!

      By Dave

      from Chicago IL

      About Me Parent of Two or More Children

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Detailed
      • Fun
      • Stands on its Own

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift
        • Imaginative Play
        • Young Children

        Comments about Learning Resources Pretend & Play® Calculator Cash Register:

        Great addition for kids who have a play kitchen or store.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Cash Register (Christmas Present)

        By Grandfather

        from Ann Arbor, MI

        About Me Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Can Withstand Use
        • Educational
        • Entertaining
        • Fun

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Children

          Comments about Learning Resources Pretend & Play® Calculator Cash Register:

          The kids (2-3 year-olds) loved it

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          1.0

          Stay away from this toy

          By Papa

          from Dallas Texas

          About Me Parent

          Pros

          • Big Xmas disappointment

          Cons

          • Poor Quality

          Best Uses

          • Stopped working after a few minted of play

          Comments about Learning Resources Pretend & Play® Calculator Cash Register:

          Just does not work. Now I have to lug it back to the store. So now not only a disappointment but also a major inconvenience to return. Would not recommend

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fun and Educational

          By Grammy B

          from Wisconsin

          About Me Grandparent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Colorful
          • Educational

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Counting
            • Pretend Shopping
            • Young Children

            Comments about Learning Resources Pretend & Play® Calculator Cash Register:

            This was a gift for my 3 year old grandson. He loves pressing the calculator buttons and saying the numbers that appear. He also gives money to us and we pretend to buy something. We pay him the money and he gives us change. As he gets older, I can imagine him learning the value of the coins and currency, and learning to add and subtract.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Nice cash register

            By Mary in Minnesota

            from Buhl Minnesota

            About Me Grandparent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Colorful
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Educational

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Counting
              • Pretend Shopping
              • Young Children

              Comments about Learning Resources Pretend & Play® Calculator Cash Register:

              Purchased for my 6 year old granddaughter for Christmas. Although it is early to comment, she played well with this for a few days after Christmas. It's a cute learning toy and seemed durable.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best Company, High Quality Products

              By Lori

              from Los Angeles, CA

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Educational

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Counting
                • Older Children
                • Pretend Shopping
                • Young Children

                Comments about Learning Resources Pretend & Play® Calculator Cash Register:

                My daughter had an earlier version of the Pretend and Play cash register when she was growing up, and it lasted throughout her childhood. She played with it often, incorporating it into her play shopping, particularly grocery shopping play. She's grown now, and this past week I went shopping for my nephew, who's about to turn 3. He's been playing shopping-for-groceries at home, so I wanted to get him toys to enhance his play. When I went looking, I found cash registers that looked like they wouldn't last and were too flashy. I wanted something to enhance his imagination, not take it over. With play food, I wanted realistic looking healthy whole food, and most of what I found was cheap looking and included a lot of processed foods. I did find a few viable options, but they were sets of just 6-8 fruits/vegetables. So I went online to search, and that's when I found Learning Resources and remembered my daughter had their cash register!

                Here at Learning Resources I found everything I was looking for, in several combination! I ended up buying this great cash register... it's solar powered (I love that!!!) and simple enough to encourage imaginative play, yet sophisticated enough for my nephew to grow with as he develops computation skills. I also bought him lots of healthy quality play food! In case you're interested, I bought him the Bushel of Veggies, the Bushel of Fruit, and the Munch It set. I'm so happy to find everything I was looking for!

                Customer Service:
                My experience with the people at Learning Resources is the main reason I'm writing this review. The staff is amazing. I called them at least half a dozen times while deciding what to get for my nephew. I had questions about everything, the products, retailers, prices, shipping, return and warranty policies, and details about ordering. I spoke to 3-4 different people on staff throughout the process, and they were all so pleasant, helpful, and patient. Every single one of them. What a pleasure!

                In my research for these toys, I found it was easier to shop and purchase online with Learning Resources. They have the full line of options to chose from, great service, and prices equivalent even to Amazon.com ... but with the latest edition of each product! I will shop here again!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

                 
                5.0

                The best cash register I've found

                By Mamma T

                from Waynesboro. PA

                About Me Education Oriented, Grandparent, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Colorful
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Educational
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Counting
                  • Money skills
                  • Older Children
                  • Pretend Shopping

                  Comments about Learning Resources Pretend & Play® Calculator Cash Register:

                  Our Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register survived 4 children and will now be enjoyed by our grandson and other future grandchildren. I especially love the solar-powered feature which means no batteries! The pretend paper money and plastic coins are realistic and life-sized making play and learning fun.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  My Daughter Just LOVES This!

                  By Tracy at Having Fun Saving

                  from Tampa, FL

                  About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Educational
                  • Good value
                  • Great gift idea
                  • Imagination
                  • Promotes Pretend Play
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Counting
                    • Pretend Shopping
                    • Saving

                    Comments about Learning Resources Pretend & Play® Calculator Cash Register:

                    Sadie just loves to play pretend - she makes me chicken nuggets made out of building blocks several times a week, she makes her little pretend kitchen into her own grocery store fully equipped with coupons and pretend money! She can hang out in her "store" for hours and if Steven is in the right mood he will sit and play with her too - it's so cute! Now, the only thing that her "store" has been missing is a cash register - how can people cash out without a register?! So this was a must have for us. Finding the right one though could prove to be a task, I wanted one that was not only FUN for her, but also educational. The first place I went to was Learning Resources... They actually had several to choose from, but I narrowed it down by age group and went from there.

                    Their web-site is so easy to browse through, you can sort by: teacher/parent, age group, category, and even brand! Who is Learning Resources? Learning Resources® is a leading manufacturer of innovative, hands-on educational materials for classrooms and learning toys for the home. For more than 25 years, the company has been a trusted source for educators and parents for quality, award-winning educational products. Headquartered in Vernon Hills, IL with a European office based in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England, Learning Resources markets and distributes its products in over 80 countries around the globe.
                    Check out this adorable Calculator Cash Register...
                    Sadie's favorite parts are that in came with the dollar bills and change, it makes a really cool cha-ching sound when you open it, and the credit card...she loves credit card! I love the fact that it requires NO BATTERIES and of course, that she enjoys it.

                    I received the product listed above for review, all opinions are 100% my own.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    A few things missing

                    By Momofthree

                    from Oregon

                    About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Colorful
                    • Durable

                    Cons

                    • Difficult to Use

                    Best Uses

                    • Pretend Shopping
                    • Young Children

                    Comments about Learning Resources Pretend & Play® Calculator Cash Register:

                    My son LOVES playing with this cash register, but it is difficult to use as a learning device. If he messes up with an amount to enter, the entire transaction must be re-entered (we have items that are labeled for sale and he enters the price in the register, then tells me how much I spent). It also allows him to enter non-cash amounts ($5.6742349857), which confuses him with the end price. I love the idea, but the key pad is a very basic calculator that has little to do with the fact he's supposed to be learning about money. I would not buy this cash register again nor would I recommend it to anyone.

                    • Gift:
                    • Yes

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