My 14 month old daughter and my 4 year old son really enjoy this cash register (along with the shopping cart), and it has been worth the money (esp. at sale price). The coins did get stuck once, and I had to work at them with a screwdriver.
There is a volume control button, but when you first turn the toy on, it's VERY loud. I can't imagine what need can there possibly be for volumes this high in children's toys. So I can't let my son play with this while his sister is napping, because you can't turn down the volume quick enough.
Other than that, it's a very fun toy!
I am a big fan of Leap Frog toys. My son loves them. But, this toy doesn't measure up to their normal standards. My son still loves to play with it and it teaches him great things. But, it is so loud! And every time it's turned on it starts out at the loudest setting. You can't turn it down without your child noticing and turning it back up. I have tried covering the speakers with packing tape, which has worked on all of the other Leap Frog toys, but it is still tremendously loud. Another thing that happens is the coins get jammed up. I am able to get them out with a flexible small spatula, but it happens almost every time my son plays with it. It is still a good toy that keeps my son interested, but it could use some improvements.
My daughter had a cash register which was cheap, didn't have a ringing sound and broke fairly quickly, so I decided to get her this one last Christmas, because it was made by Leapfrog and seemed to be durable and came with counting games. What a mistake! The only plus is that it's durable. I mean, that's the ONLY plus. Here's all the minuses:
1. The coins jam extremely easily. Luckily, there's a little access slot to unjam the coins. When my daughter played with it the first two times, we put the cover for the slot back on. The third time she played with it (and the third time it jammed) we threw the cover away, since we realized that every time she plays with it it was going to jam. And it does! My daughter likes putting the coins in very quickly and doing that it's easy for them to get stuck. It takes a butter knife or a screw driver to unstick them. I told her not to put the coins in too quickly, but she still does, and of course they jam again and again. To...
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