What makes this more of a "modern" grocery playset: the beeping, flashing scanner for ringing up your food, or the fact that you can buy your groceries with plastic? (In this case, plastic is to be taken literally, with the pretend Fun-To-Shop credit card.) Whatever the case, kids will love playing shopkeeper with this realistic little setup. The Pretend & Play Supermarket Checkout includes almost a dozen different plastic and cardboard food containers; a battery-operated, 1-foot-long conveyor belt for rolling food along; and a 5-inch-wide-by-6-inch-high checkout register with a scale, a pop-out drawer, and--of course--a credit card swiper that really beeps. Aspiring cashiers can weigh food, ring up sales on the pretend keypad, and put miniature cartons of milk, candy bars, and pizza boxes on the scanner (a button on top triggers a beep and a flash). --Paul Hughes
About Learning Resources A leading manufacturer of innovative, hands-on educational materials and learning toys, Learning Resources has been teaching children through play in the classroom and the home for over 25 years. They are a trusted source for educators and parents who want quality, and award-winning educational products. Their diverse product line of over 1300 products serves children and their families, kindergarten, primary, and middle school markets focused on the areas of mathematics, science, early childhood, reading, Spanish language learning, and teacher resources. Since their founding in 1984, Learning Resources continues to be guided by its mission to develop quality educational products that make learning exciting for children of all ages and abilities. They strive to create hands-on products that build a concrete foundation of skills through exploration, imagination, and fun. 93 piece supermarket checkout play set. Everything you need for an imaginary supermarket. Requires 2 C batteries. Suitable for grade levels pre-K to 2. Recommended for ages 3-6 years .