Pretend & Play® School Set with U.S. Map

Item # LER 2642
Ages 3+
$32.99
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Ring the bell, it's time for school!! Help your child get excited about school by encouraging him or her to play the teacher! This inviting role-play set includes 149 must-have supplies - enough to teach, learn and have fun! Children ages 3 and up can set up their own classroom, "teach" their friends or siblings and earn an A+ in imaginative play. The included teacher supplies help them "teach" most of the subjects taught at school. There is even a clock on the top with moveable hands to keep track of class time and a working bell for an authentic school day experience. Encourages school readiness and conversations about going to school that help reduce first-day jitters.

Includes:
     • Tri-fold board
     • Grade book
     • Stickers
     • Hall passes
     • Dry erase board
     • Hand pointer
     • Crayons
     • Double sided calendar
     • Double sided map

Tri-fold board measures 38”L x 16”H

Grades: PreK+

Learning Styles: Visual, Tactile

Skill Development:

Social/Behavioral - Lets students create many experiences that they might encounter at their first day of school. This set helps familiarize them with routine so they know what to expect and how to act.

Language - Students need to know how to form questions and how to verbally work with other students. Practice with students by acting out school scenarios like how to ask a teacher for help or how to answer a question.

Organization - Everything in this set has a place. During play, students can learn how to take out what they need and where to put it when they are done. This reinforces the classroom expectation of being prepared and taking care of belongings.
  • Family Fun Toy of the Year Winner in the Ages 5-7 Learning Toys Category (2004)
  • Parents Magazine Best Toys of the Year (2004)
  • Nick Jr. Magazine Best Toys of 2004 Winner (2004)
  • National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Honors Award (2004)
  • iParenting Media  Outstanding Products of 2005

Awards for Design:

  • American Graphic InHouse Awards

 

Specifications:

 

Nylon tri-fold measures 38"L x 16"H and includes 149 pieces. Folds flat for storage with a hook and loop fastener.

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Learning ResourcesPretend & Play® School Set with U.S. Map
 
4.8

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Interactive (13)
  • Engaging (12)
  • Educational (11)
  • Durable (9)
  • Lots of fun (8)

Cons

  • Flimsy (4)

Best Uses

  • Indoor (11)
  • Entertainment (9)
  • Imaginative play (5)
  • Young children (5)
  • Creative development (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent of two or more children (9), Working parent (7), Education oriented (5), Grandparent (4), Stay at home parent (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (8), No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect for 6-year-old girl

Great set, although the whiteboard, map & calendar are just made of thick cardboard. They are showing a lot of wear after only about a week of play. This is,...Read complete review

Great set, although the whiteboard, map & calendar are just made of thick cardboard. They are showing a lot of wear after only about a week of play. This is, however, my daughter's favorite Christmas present by far. She plays with it for hours (much to the chagrin of her 4-year-old, sometimes unwilling brother/student). Glad we bought it, and only wish the parts were more durable. The carrying case is great.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

FLIMSY

Very attractive box. The box itself made the twins overly excited and could not wait to open and play. But when they opened it they all fell apart. Chalks broke, the hands on...Read complete review

Very attractive box. The box itself made the twins overly excited and could not wait to open and play. But when they opened it they all fell apart. Chalks broke, the hands on the clock broke so as the crayons. The best things that they enjoyed most were the pointer and bell.

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5.0

Granddaughter Loves this so much!

By Ri Ri- which is my granddaughter's name

from Fairfax, Virginia

About Me Educator, Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Can Withstand Use
  • Easy To Play
  • Educational
  • Entertaining
  • Fun
  • Interactive
  • Thought Provoking

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Children
    • Family

    Comments about Learning Resources Pretend & Play® School Set with U.S. Map:

    My granddaughter loves to simulate her day at preschool and pretends to be the teacher while the other family members pretend to be her students. At three years old she's already learning the different states and asking more about telling time! Just wish it came with more maps that incorporated more variety in them! Otherwise it's great and very engaging and educational and something that can serve as independent play or involves the whole family!

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    • Yes

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    5.0

    PERFECT gift!!

    By Happyfrog

    from Columbus, OH

    About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Educational
    • Engaging
    • Interactive
    • Lots of Fun

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Entertainment

      Comments about Learning Resources Pretend & Play® School Set with U.S. Map:

      This was the perfect gift for my 4 year old niece. I am a teacher and always keep her supplied with stickers and such, but this had absolutely everything she needed to play teacher. What fun we have had!

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      • Yes

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      4.0

      Fun for a 7 yr old

      By grandma

      from FL

      About Me Education Oriented, Grandparent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Engaging
      • Lots of Fun
      • Promoted Imagination
      • School Bell Was Nice Addi

      Cons

      • Flimsy
      • Hard To Write On Board

      Best Uses

        Comments about Learning Resources Pretend & Play® School Set with U.S. Map:

        I used this to play school with my granddaughter. The board was hard to write on because it kept slipping out of the sleeve and because the tri-fold design allowed it to tip backward. The school supplies were good and we used all of the included materials. She loved it. I think it needs an adult to provide "tests" and direction. She seemed to lose interest after we used it one time. I will be curious to see if she plays school with her friends.

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        • Yes

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        5.0

        Great teaching resource

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        By Charlene

        from Milwaukee, Wisconson

        About Me Education Oriented

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Educational

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Entertainment
          • Indoor
          • Travel
          • Young Children

          Comments about Learning Resources Pretend & Play® School Set with U.S. Map:

          I think this is great the grandkids would love it .

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          FLIMSY

          By icsa

          from Md

          About Me Working Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Flimsy

            Best Uses

            • Older Children
            • Suitable For 6 And Up

            Comments about Learning Resources Pretend & Play® School Set with U.S. Map:

            Very attractive box. The box itself made the twins overly excited and could not wait to open and play. But when they opened it they all fell apart. Chalks broke, the hands on the clock broke so as the crayons. The best things that they enjoyed most were the pointer and bell.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Exactly as Shown!

            By YesMyDarlingP

            from Albany, NY

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

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Educational
            • Engaging
            • Interactive
            • Lots of Fun

            Cons

            • Clock Part Is Not Sturdy
            • Write On Board Not Sturdy

            Best Uses

            • Entertainment
            • Indoor

            Comments about Learning Resources Pretend & Play® School Set with U.S. Map:

            My daughter is 8 1/2 now and she has been asking for this for at least 3 years-every time she sees a new LR catalogue. Wish I bought sooner. She LOVES it!!! I don't know how long it will last because it is getting a lot of use-which is the whole idea-good toy IMO. She has been using it daily for over a week now. She is using another write on board because this one is really too small and flimsy (already has marks that she can't erase) for her to "teach" her students- either little sister or she pretends she has a class. Nothing special that you couldn't set up yourself but she loves having the trifold school look with pockets, and she copies/makes her own notes, etc. I'd say it was a great purchase for the sale price :)

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            • No

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            5.0

            Favorite toy of the day!

            By MomMom

            from Bowie, MD

            About Me Grandparent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Educational
            • Engaging
            • Interactive
            • Lots of Fun

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

            • Educatioal
            • Entertainment
            • Family fun
            • Indoor
            • Young Children

            Comments about Learning Resources Pretend & Play® School Set with U.S. Map:

            This was one of our 5 year old granddaughter's favorite gifts. It was the first thing she set up and the whole family participated. She loved playing teacher and was learning as she was teaching. It folds up easily for storage and was very well made. Definitely a 5 star gift.

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            • Yes

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            5.0

            Very positive learning tool!

            By Jill

            from Manalapan, nj

            About Me Aunt

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Educational
            • Engaging
            • Interactive
            • Lots of Fun

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Entertainment
              • Indoor
              • Young Children

              Comments about Learning Resources Pretend & Play® School Set with U.S. Map:

              Purchased this for my 5 year old kindergarten nephew. I got this for him because I had purchased this item for four nieces eight years ago when they were 9, 8 year old twins, and 6. They got a lot of enjoyment playing teacher to my student! I was rewarded with stickers and good report cards when I did good work, and taught to do better, when I had wrong answers to the alphabet letters on the board..my errors were corrected by their knowledge as we played. My. 5 year old nephew is in the same position, and is anxious to play with this school house learning tool when he comes yo visit. GREAT interactive hands on "toy"! I am so happy that this item is still available and highly recommend it to parents and family members and any child care professionalsl. My four teenaged nieces fondly remember playing with this
              Weekday morning and afternoon when I would watch them 3 days a week.

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              • Yes

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              5.0

              My 5 year old Grandaughter just loved it

              By JoAnn

              from Davenport Iowa

              About Me Grandparent

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Educational

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Entertainment
                • Indoor

                Comments about Learning Resources Pretend & Play® School Set with U.S. Map:

                I want to tell you how great your customer service was when I had a question about this product. How refreshing to actually talk to a human being...and the best part a VERY FRIENDLY person. I definitely recommend your company and will order again !
                Thanks
                JoAnn

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                • Yes

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                5.0

                do not push them

                By nya

                from 33142

                Pros

                • Educational

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Learning Resources Pretend & Play® School Set with U.S. Map:

                    love it!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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