Toys can be fun and amazing learning tools for children fascinated with money. If you are looking to nurture your young children’s fascination with money, you’ve come to the right place. Read on for our in-depth review 5 of the very best money toys for toddlers on the market today!
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What are the best money toys for toddlers?
Here’s our list of the best money toys for toddlers for you to choose from:
- Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Piggy Bank
- Learning Resources Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register
- Pretend Play Smart Cash Register Toy
- The Learning Journey Learn with Me – Numbers & Colors Pig E Bank
- Litti Pritti Princess Toys Little Girls Purses
1) Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Piggy Bank
Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Piggy Bank. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.
First up, this pink piggy bank contains over 40 sing-along songs, melodies, and phrases. There are two levels of play with different songs, phrases and sounds.
Level 1, the Explore level for 6 months and up, has simple activities such as pressing the pig’s nose or opening the door to hear songs or phrases about counting and colors. This level has simple words and phrases such as ‘Open’, and ‘One’.
Level 2, the Encourage level for 12 months and up, introduces Spanish words as well as English prompts. These phrases are activated when dropping a coin into the pig’s back, such as ‘Find another coin’.
10 colorful coins (large) are included to drop into the pig’s back or into the belly, encouraging motor skill development. The coins teach animals on one side, and numbers on the other side.
As the coins are different colors, you can expand upon play by asking, ‘Can you give me all the red coins?’ etc.
There is a door on the side for children to practice opening and closing play. Parents say they have kept children busy on long car journeys with young ones just playing with the door, particularly when they’re at the ‘putting things into things’ stage!
Purchasers of this product say that their children love the songs and that the toy does help develop their fine motor skills. Most also love that Spanish counting skills are included. They also love that younger children don’t need to be able to get the coins into the pig to enjoy the sounds because they can just press the pig’s nose.
The toy appears to please because it is small, easy to store, and sturdy.
Some users say this toy is even great for older preschoolers, 1-4 years old.
2) Learning Resources Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register
Learning Resources Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.
Next on our review of the best money toys for toddlers is the Learning Resources Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register. This cash register toy is perfect for preschoolers! It has a working solar-powered calculator, an activity guide, a pretend credit card, 30 actual-size pretend bills, and 40 plastic coins.
The drawer makes the classic cash register ‘ka-ching’ sound when it opens. A great way to learn about money and math, while encouraging imaginative play as a store owner etc. Children can play without realizing they’re learning about math and calculator skills.
The activity guide comes with suggested activities to get children started (if they need it, which they probably won’t!)
Users love the easy-to-read, large buttons and the LCD display, as well as the toy’s durability and the sound of the bell when the drawer opens.
They also appreciate that the calculator is a simple one which means younger children are not overwhelmed by operations that are unfamiliar.
The money is a good size and users say there is plenty of it for children to play with.
3) Pretend Play Smart Cash Register Toy
Pretend Play Smart Cash Register Toy. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.
Thirdly, this cash register toy comes with quite a lot of accessories. There is a checkout scanner, a fruit card reader, a credit card machine with sound and light, play money, grocery store play food, and a red grocery basket.
The set has everything children need to set up a cash register at a grocery store for learning math, engaging in role-play, and developing fine motor skills as well as social interaction.
The ‘food’ has fruit, vegetables, and some seasonings. The kit is made of sturdy and shatterproof ABS plastic which is safety tested and certified, with no harmful chemicals.
Teachers and parents love that children who enjoy ‘shopping’ are engaged for quite a while without being in front of a screen or other electronic device. They love that it’s easy to play with their child, and even add extra accessories – more types of play food or other items – for variety and to encourage the very enthusiastic ‘shoppers’ ?
Buyers of this toy also appreciate the social interaction that comes with it: siblings and friends can join in, keeping children entertained and happily occupied. The toy is small and perfect for little hands, and users say it is sturdy as well, and is great value for money with so many accessories. Children even love the little red basket.
There is a 30-day money-back manufacturer guarantee with this product.
4) The Learning Journey Learn with Me – Numbers & Colors Pig E Bank
The Learning Journey Learn with Me – Numbers & Colors Pig E Bank.Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.
Fourth up we have this colorful, talking piggy bank. This money toy teaches numbers and colors to young toddlers while stimulating tactile and motor skills. It comes with 10 coins, each of a different color.
It encourages listening and problem-solving abilities, and helps build self-confidence as children fit the coins into the slot on the pig’s back.
Creative Child Magazine gave this toy Top Toy of the Year Award for 2016. The toy also won the NAPPA award (National Parenting Product Award).
There are two playing modes: Learning, and Find It! The toy encourages children to play with phrases such as ‘Let’s find a green color’ and ‘Let’s find the number 5’.
We appreciated that the toy works either on or off, and children seem to love playing with it. They also like that it helps children with colors and counting, and that the toy is very sturdy.
5) Litti Pritti Princess Toys Little Girls Purse Set
Litti Pritti Princess Toys Little Girls Purse Set. Click the photo to see the price on Amazon.
Finally, this is a stylish purse set with a handbag, play smartphone, lipstick, face powder, set of 4 keys on a ring, a car key, an ID card (as Ms Litti Princess), play money, 3 play credit cards, and a wallet. Everything children need to play at going shopping!
The purse is made of vegan ‘leather’ and can hold all of the accessories. It closes with a gold zipper, and comes with carry handles and a shoulder strap for easy carrying.
The ID card has a slot for putting in your child’s photo so that it looks like the real deal.
The makeup is realistic-looking, but not real, so you don’t have to worry about getting face powder or lipstick everywhere! Parents and teachers will also love that the makeup looks real but isn’t, hence no mess, and that the set is great value for money, as it is sturdy, cute, and realistic-looking.
Purchasers of this set love that it is adorable, and that the phone and key fob have realistic aspects even though they don’t make noise (you can press buttons on the key fob, for example). They also love being able to personalize the ID card with their child’s photo.
Kids also love that the money looks real: one child dropped a $50 and a passerby wanted to give it back to her thinking it was real!
The Best Money Toys for Toddlers Reviewed – Thanks For Reading!
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