When I started researching my family history long before Monkey was born, I discovered that two branches of my family tree contained a number of postmen going back to the turn of the last century. It’s a fact that I’m rather proud of. With Monkey’s arrival I watched the world through his eyes. The joy of receiving post at home and the excitement of posting letters and cards for me. Gone are the days when he needs me to hoist him up so he can reach the magical letterbox, but he still loves being our family postie. Now with The Post Office we recently received, he can be a Postmaster extraordinaire.
Aimed at children aged between 3-8 years this Post Office set is perfect for role-playing and has been an instant hit. It’s a really comprehensive set, containing working weighing scales, a post box which opens, cash drawer with notes and coins, pretend ‘Paid’ stamp and pad, magazines, post cards, newspapers and greetings cards with envelopes, stamps and other postage stickers, vehicle tax discs, passport application forms, TV and Driving licence application forms and paying in slips, notepad and pencil and a couple of packages.
The set does need assembling when it arrives, but this is a simple click and slide in process, and everything can be dismantled and placed back in the box when play time is over.
Monkey loves all the little details and I had to explain all of the forms to him and we talked about when we had to renew his passport last year. It’s a shame the stamp doesn’t come with a real ink pad, he was a little disappointed with that, but otherwise he just loves this set and has spent ages playing with all of the items.
He loves the fact that the stamps are self adhesive and that the cards fit in the envelopes and can be posted. Daddy P received an early Fathers Day present as his first official postman duty.
The Toy Post Office from Casdon provides children with a whole host of pretend play scenarios, helps with hand eye coordination and learning to count with both the money and scales set.
It’s going to well used here I’m sure in the months ahead. Normally priced at £12.00, it’s currently on special offer over on Amazon for £7.09, so I’ve included my Amazon Affiliate link for you below.
disclosure: we were sent the item mentioned in exchange for an honest review