When I saw the Learning Resources Post Office set? I knew my girls head would explode when she saw it. Literally explode. I saved it to take on holiday with us as I knew the weather was going to be bad and needed something exciting the have in my back pocket for when it go really bad. And day one? It was that bad already! Rainy Doom.
This set is amazing. It really reminded me of being at school I don't know why? It took me right back. It's a Post Office shop lay out which cleverly you can tuck away and carry around, the surfaces are wipe clean too. The amount of little post office bits and bobs it comes with is unbelievable. Yeah there's money and stamps but there is also things like tax discs to buy or dog licenses to get. You can send postcards. You can make teeny tiny little parcels.
What I really loved about the Learning Resources Post Office set is the attention to detail. It has a clock so you can talk about time. Scales so you can talk about weights and items you can buy with prices on so you can start to talk to your little one about money and maths. But all under the guise of 'playing'. My girl enjoyed being the Postman lady and played for ages with 'Postman Dad' (who enjoyed the game more than was required!). I also thought it was great the way that you could carry the toy around and that all the bits and bobs fold away really neatly.
The only small negative was that even though there were lots of lovely little tiny pieces my three year old found herself getting in a bit of a mess. When we get home I will get some polly pockets and help to sort everything out. My boy kept trying to rip things (such is the desire of a 19mth old). I think I will let her keep it as a special toy that she can have in her bedroom and play with when friends come round, or when Postman Dad is on his deliveries!