Take it from me, a toy cash register will encourage your child to learn and improve their math skills by counting and adding with numbers. An inexpensive cash register toy is a great learning tool. Kids use them for imaginative play, and they develop hand-eye coordination while playing with them too.
Years ago, when my children were young, I would bring cash registers home from work and I was amazed with how much fun they were having while playing with them. The only difference back then was they were not playing with a toy cash register, they were playing with real cash registers.
We would play fun cash register games, but with real cash registers. I would fill the cash drawer with real money and fill the printer with real paper. We would install two rolls of paper; one roll for the receipt to hand to the customer and the other roll was for the journal to keep a record of our sales. My kids and I would label the keys on the keyboard as "Deli, Bakery, Produce, Dairy, etc. and we would actually ring up sales and then print out the reports.
I'm sure they would have enjoyed playing with a toy cash register, but they were excited to play with a real cash register instead, and at the same time they were actually learning about adding, subtracting, and counting money. By the time they were eight years old, they knew how to install the paper, ring up sales, take reports, and how to make change using real money.
There's a good reason why I'm sharing this information with you and it has nothing to do with making money. All of the information on this website is provided free of charge, and I' m sorry to see cash registers being replaced by computers. I think of most cash register toys as being fun and entertaining, but I think of a real cash register as being fun, entertaining, and Educational.
Depending on your child's age, you might want to consider an inexpensive real cash register. They light up and make noise just like a toy cash register, but they also print on real paper, and have a real cash drawer that dings when the drawer opens. If you're child is very young and you are concerned about electricity, they make real battery operated cash registers too.
If you can spare just a little of your time and play with your child using the cash register, you will build a bond with your child and both of you will have fun. In addition, you will help them learn basic math (adding, subtracting, and multiplying numbers), and they will learn about money. You can ring up two sales and then take a report and actually show them how both of the sales added together equals the amount of money in the cash drawer.
Best of all, you can buy a real cash register for less than seventy five dollars. Some of the toy cash registers cost close to that, but they don't provide the education that a real cash register does.
If you're interested in replacing the idea of a toy cash register with a used real cash register, please use my contact form, and I will try to locate you a real used cash register that will provide more value than a toy.