Little Librarian for Playing Pretend Library
Harley Gal Work Mom sent me the link to this gem! My middle daughter who is 8 years old would have a field day with this as she is obsessed with office supplies and loves to organize her stuff such that it resembles a classroom, a Staples store, or a school cubby room. Yes, she is an organizer, that one!
I’m not sure if kids love to play librarian but I noticed at the Boston Children’s Museum El Supermercado how much the kids love to use a pretend scanner. Note, however, that there isn’t one in this kit. My kids never actually pretended to be a librarian, though I would be really excited if they wanted to organize our jumbles of books!
I think the appeal of this toy is the “office supplies” quality of the various colorful cards and labels. My daughter has a good friend equally obsessed with the office supply store, Staples. We actually had planned a birthday party centering around a shopping trip to Staples but it was eventually replaced with a Laser Tag party much to the disappointment of that friend. If you know a child that LOVES office supplies, this might be the perfect gift! And the gift seems educational so it would appeal to the parents as well!
This kit includes:
- 7 File Folders
- 15 Book Pockets
- 15 Book Cards
- 4 Library Cards
- 4 Reading Awards
- 2 Bookmarks
- 6 Overdue slips
- 1 Reading Journal
It’s $19.99. If you want to examine it more closely at Amazon, just click on the image above.
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