I brought this along with some other items from the Dream Town range for my four year old daughter a little while ago, and she has really loved playing this set especially.
She really loves drawing and writing, and loves writing little notes and letters to her family but the other things that made me buy this toy was that she also has always always enjoyed standing by the letterbox each morning waiting for our mail since being about 18 months and then she brings it to myself or her daddy. So this is what made me buy this toy as I thought she would greatly enjoy playing post ladies and it could possibly be a future career for her !!!
Well I was right she has loved making up pretend mail for her dollies and teddies and me and daddy and then posts them in the post box and then changes into post lady pat (that's what she calls herself) and then delivers them to us, its so funny how she will knock on the door and we have to open and she will pretend to get us to sign for letters and then she copies our postman, by shouting " have a nice day, see you in the week", she really is adorable sometimes.
This set includes a Post Box, Satchel, Envelopes, a real working Stamper, Post Cards, and Stamps. It's all made from durable fabric as with the other toys in this range, and I find it very durable and good quality and always easy to set up and great for creative and imaginative play.
The post box is a pop up type postbox made from a nylon type fabric, very similar to the dirty washing bin things you can buy, which is easily stored away as it folds down. The satchel post bag also is very durable and made from hard wearing material and my daughter has swung this bag around no end, and has not shown any sign of wear. It also has all been wiped down easily enough with a wet cloth, when she has spilt stuff in them or sticky fingers.
The postcards, stamps, stamper etc are all very nice, cute pictures and bright colours and she still has a few left as I brought some stationary sets from Poundland to top it all up, or else she would have ran out within a few days.
There are also some good deals on at the moment in regards to this product, especially when brought if you were buying the Cherry Blossoms Store or other selected products on Argos, as you then get this set free. But the normal price is around 17-20 pounds.
This really is a fantastic product that encourages their role playing and imagination also encourages my daughter to write and draw pictures more, which I love as it also has helped her learn everyone's name in her family and how to write them, on her envelopes.
Great product as usual from the dream town range.
Our eldest daughter is almost 3 1/2 and loves to play various role playing games like shops, doctors and, of course, post offices! She loves to see the postie arrive in the morning and post any letters we have in the post box. She also loves Postman Pat... probably more so as our real postie is called Pat - the fact that she's a she, not a he, and has a black and white dog rather than a black and white cat doesn't seem to matter to our daughter! At various points I've tried to make her a post box out of an old cardboard box and given her envelopes to post in it, etc which she enjoys but, inevitably, the box gets ripped/bashed/etc. I therefore thought that it might be a good idea to invest in a 'proper' set so 'Santa' very kindly brought her the Cherry Blossom Stores Post Office Set for Christmas.
So, what is it? The set comprises of a pop up post box, post bag, postcards, envelopes, sticker 'stamps' and an ink stamper. The post box easily folds down flat and is made of hard wearing nylon type material. The bag is a nice size and easily holds all of the 'post' and the postcards and stickers have nice fun designs on them. The ink stamper is a real stamper (probably my daughters favourite part as it can also be used to play 'libararies'!) and the ink, despite being red(!) seems to be easily washed from clothes and hands.
Good points? This is a brilliant set that has been a big hit with our daughter. It looks 'real' as it's bright red and has all the things she really loves - stickers, stamper, envelopes and a bag! The fact that the post box folds down is a god send for me as we have far too many toys so anything that's space saving is fantastic! It also appears to be really hard wearing so, while you may need to use other stickers, envelopes and cards as they're used up, the post box and bag look like they will last a long time without being ripped, etc.
Bad points? I honestly can't think of any really. You will end up having to use other cards, envelopes and stickers at some point no doubt but the actual main parts of the set should last a long time...
How much? The set costs around £20 and is available from Amazon, ELC, Toys R Us, etc. This is also part of a whole range of Cherry Blossom Store toys so if you love this you maybe like to try some of the other stores like Fruit and Veg, Ice Cream or even the full pop-up shop!
All in all, this is a great toy for fantastic role playing fun! I can see this being a big hit from toddler years right up to into primary school age. Fantastic!
A perfect set to complement your Cherry Blossom Stores. Set Includes red fabric post box and satchel. Features working stamper, postcards, stamps and coloured envelopes. Post box folds flat for easy storage