Count Along Register
Pretend play is a cornerstone of childhood development and the Count Along Register by Leap Frog is a great way to encourage it at home. The interactive register features lights and sounds to draw your child in. There are buttons that are easy to navigate with raised surfaces, perfect for tiny fingers. LeapFrog, who clearly know what they are doing when it comes to making educational toys, incorporates both counting and number identification skills into one activity. The Count Along Register also plays a variety of songs and rhymes, which are pretty catchy and, according to parents, not annoying (oh and there is a volume switch too!). The register also comes with a variety of food items, like eggs, bread, snap peas, etc. Each item can be scanned by pressing a red button next to the register, which mirrors exactly what children see at the grocery store. The option to pay by swiping a credit card or inserting coins into a slot was a kid favorite. These hand-eye-coordination activities, along with early learning about money really resonated with parents. Finally the toy works great whether playing alone or with a friend or sibling switching roles between shopper and grocer.