What is it
Children love playing at schools and there is no better way than with this award-winning Pretend and Play set from Learning Resources.
This 149-piece set includes everything needed for a complete pretend classroom: mark books, stickers, hall passes, clock, bell, wipe-clean white board, pointing hand, crayons, calendar, double-sided maps and much more. This is perfect for encouraging children to be sociable, to practice their school work, and can even allay fears for children about to start school. This set is designed to show that school is fun and the sturdy tri-fold design with carry handle means that it can be stored easily and taken over to a friends’ house for more play!
What our team of testers said
"We are both playing together, school is fun. It's like real school but we can do what we want" - Girl aged 7
"These stickers are for the star of the day" - Girl aged 5
"The map shows countries. I can see England" - Boy aged 5
- Promotes role play
- Encourages imaginative play
- Encourages communication
What our experts think
Role play gives children the freedom to be imaginative and helps them make sense of the world; in particular, the Pretend and Play School set can help children practice and become familiar with a school routine. The children also enjoyed pretending to be their teachers! This is a good social activity too, encouraging children to play together, communicate, and learn to take turns.
Children can also practice teaching different school subject, and explaining their knowledge is a great way to demonstrate their understanding of topics. They can practice writing using the board, and telling the time with the clock.
It would be even better if...
This was a lovely set, but the white board pen broke quite easily, and was difficult to wipe off of the board.
- RRP: £32.40
- Brands: Learning Resources
- No batteries required
- Toy Types: Fancy dress, role-play & music
- Types of skills developed: Cognitive
Learning to talk
Learning to write
Numeracy, counting & money
Personal, social & emotional development
Personal, social, health & economic education (PSHE)
Speech, language and communication skills