Casdon Self-Service Supermarket is an electronic till which has been designed to replicate todays self-contained, self-service checkouts! This is super cute and fun to play with and is packed with features. There are realistic sounds, scanner, chip & pin machine, basket and a lots of branded food.
Ms C and Mr K were super excited when they saw this playset. Even though they both are slightly older than the recommended ages of three to eight, they both enjoy the role play. They feel like it is like real life as they always love to help me to scan the groceries at the till and this is just something they love to play with.
This high-tech playset measures 75 cm tall by 50 cm width by 26 cm depth. It took me around 45 minutes to set up the playset. It’s pretty quick to put the frames together but the time consuming part was pasting the stickers and assembling all the paper cartons.
It requires three AA batteries which are not included in the set. The on/off button is located at the back of the till. For the on switch, there are two options for normal or loud volume. It comes with a roll of blank paper for the receipts which can be replaced by simply pulling off the lever at the cover. Children can also tear the paper off to pretend as the receipt. This also includes plastic coins and paper money. The paper money is made from a thin paper, so care should be taken to avoid any unintentional damage.
The self-service display screen makes a beeping sound when you push the screen. The imitation barcode gun don’t actually scan at all. It can be removed for role play scanning though. It also comes with a scan box which totally surprised us! It beeps when an item passes across it! It’s superb! Both children were so excited that they can’t stop scanning it! This scan box works better in normal lighting area. We tried to play it in the conservatory in the daylight but it didn’t work very well as it was too bright.
This till comes with three different ways of paying: paper notes, coins or debit card. To pay with notes, simply insert it into the slot for Notes. To pay by coins, insert it into the slot for Coins but not to overfill the coin chamber. The capacity is three to four coins and they can be released by pressing the Change button. To pay by card, slot the card into the Chip & Pin machine and key in your pin! We love the sounds they make each time – it’s so much fun to play with!
There are over 30 food items including the cartons. The vegetables and fruits are well made and should last for a long time. The branded paper cartons have to be looked after and should not be filled with real food. Each carton has been nicely printed. There is a shelf for the basket to hook on which is a lovely touch!
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Overall this Casdon Self-Service Supermarket is very well made and great value for money. It helps children to develop key life skills, problem solving, motor and counting skills too! Both of my children enjoy playing with it especially my eight year old daughter who insists to have it in her room to play with her teddy bears. For more information, please visit http://www.casdon.com/. It is available to buy from Littlewoods, Hello Baby and Amazon.
Here are the links from Amazon:
- Pick n Mix Sweet Shop – Read review here: http://etspeaksfromhome.co.uk/2015/06/casdon-pick-mix-sweet-shop.html
- Mini Till
- Grocery Set
- Shopping Trolley
- Self-Service Supermarket
Disclosure: We received the sample for the purposes of writing this review, however all thoughts and opinions remain our own. Contains Amazon affiliate links.