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Pretend & Play School Set

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MSRP: $32.95
Age Range: 3 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category:Play Sets

Kids enjoy playing school and this pop-up classroom set will give them hours of fun. It includes everything needed for the ultimate pretend classroom: gradebooks, stickers, hall passes, clock, bell, dry erase board, handpointer, crayons, double-sided calendar, double-sided map and much more. Items come in a convenient tri-fold board for easy set up and storage.
— The product “is an example of an open-ended toy that enables kids to use their imaginations. They can make their play whatever they want it to be….Some parents and caregivers use the Pretend & Play School Set to prepare their preschoolers for school,” Kim McLynn of Learning Resources told TDmonthly.

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TDmonthly Review:

What is it?
The Pretend & Play School Set consists of a tri-fold, travel-ready case which folds out into the shape of an old-fashioned red schoolhouse.  The set includes a dry-erase chalkboard and markers, maps of the United States and the world (including a weather map) calendar, clock with moveable hands for learning to tell time, crayons, “Hall Pass,” report cards, award certificates and even a brass school bell!

What we thought
The School Set creates a subtly empowered ownership of learning—a child can carry it with her just like a book bag—and the set includes everything but the classroom hamster.  

Why they’ll want it
For 4-5 year olds who long to tag along with their older siblings to school, this toy is the next best thing.  Everything needed for a parent to help a child learn his/her ABC’s, days of the week and other kindergarten essentials is here in one easily transported and durable package, ready to be brought along on family trips or to the doctor’s waiting room.
-- TDmonthly Staff, 9/26/2005

ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7861      (added 5/12/2006)

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