International School Set imaginative play

We’re really into imaginative play here, but as you know this often revolves around building sites, construction in all forms and diggers and tractors normally feature quite heavily!  But with Monkey now being at school we’ve often seen him teach me phonics and go through literacy classes.  It’s lovely to watch him bring his daily school routine into his pretend play.  Something from Learning Resources caught my eye recently and we been having International School Set imaginative play.

International School Set imaginative play

With teachers in the family, and us spending time talking about the world at large I could see lots of potential for International School Set imaginative play sessions.  This set is wonderful, aimed at children aged 3 years and over, it comes with lots of accessories to assist with pretend play.

A great bonus for parents is that the tri-fold board that makes up the ‘school’ also doubles up as a storage case.

International School Set imaginative play

We’ve been talking a lot about the world since Monkey got a Globe and Atlas last December.  With his grandparents living in Spain, and my obsession with maps, Monkey is beginning to grasp that the world really is a large and varied place.

What would he make of this set?  Well it comes with a school bell and that was an instant hit!  Mummy, sit down!

International School Set imaginative play

The set comes with a whole host of accessories – along with the school bell, there are numbers, letters and flags worksheets, a clock (with velcro attachments), a double-sided map and calendar, a hand pointer (another big hit with Monkey!), a white board, marker and board rubber, pencils and notepad, a register and homework record and reward stickers.  Really, everything you could possibly need for pretend play with a school theme to it.

International School Set imaginative play

We’ve had fun looking at the map of Europe and introducing flags for the first time. Monkey knows what the Union Jack looks like and we’ve pointed out the Spanish flag to him when we’ve visited his grandparents.  But now he can learn about the rest of the European flags.  Another obsession from my childhood to share.

International School Set imaginative play

He has a world map up in his bedroom along with his globe and, with the International School Set we can test his memory of the different countries in the years ahead.

International School Set imaginative play

The wipe clean board is great to help him with him improve his letter formations, which is one of his targets following his recent teacher consultation.  The letter worksheets are also going to help with this in a fun way.

International School Set imaginative play

We have found that the hands on the clock are really quite hard to turn and I can see them getting damaged fairly quickly as they are made from stiff card.

International School Set imaginative play

This set is going to provide Monkey with hours of fun and as his writing improves I can see him really enjoying the worksheets, registers as well as the flag worksheets.  The reward stickers are already going down well!

 

Priced at £29.95 I think this in an excellent idea for young school children to play out their daily routine and actually pretend to be the teacher.  In our household I think I’ll be the one given homework!

We give this set a big thumbs up, it has longevity, can be used by one child or within a group setting.  When the school bell rings for the end of the lessons, the set can be neatly packed away.  What more can you ask for!

Learning Resources offer a whole host of educational games with a heavy emphasis on fun.

disclaimer:  we were sent this set in exchange for an honest review

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I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

4 thoughts on “International School Set imaginative play

  1. I can’t wait until LP can have fun with more educational things like this. It looks like a great set and I love how easy it is to store x

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