RJ was five years old when we bought her cash register. It is battery operated and has plenty of accessories; play money, a pretend credit card, pretend food boxes and calculator. The drawer can be locked and makes sound when you open it just like the real thing and it has barcode scanner that looks like and sounds like the real usb barcode scanner when you click it. What I love most about this toy is it helped RJ learn how to add and subtract and how to count money. Toys are for fun but wouldn’t it be nice if our kids learn something while having fun? It’s like hitting two birds in one stone.
It is also important to know what your child learns in each toy most especially on your baby’s first developmental stages. Here are some of the toys and games and what your child learns from them.
|Toys/Games||What your child learns|
|Mobiles||develop visual skill|
|Soft toys, balls and puppets||heighten your baby’s sense of touch|
|Act-back toys like squeak toys, bath toys that make a splash||cause and effect|
|Soft toys and dolls||emotional attachment|
|Grasping toys||hand and eye coordination|
|Teething rings, crib gyms||responding to his/her own physical needs|
|Musical tapes, CDs, Music box||love for music|
|Washables books, non-toxic crayons, paper, large-piece puzzle||sharpen visual skills|
|Shapes and colors sorting boxes||shapes and colors|
|Pails, shovel, sandbox||love of nature|
|Stacking towers, kitchen items||small muscle coordination|
|Balls, push-pull toys||large muscle coordination|