Zander was sent a Fisher Price Little People Caring for Animals Farm to review, he is now at an age where he is really starting to explore and play with toys so I was excited to see what he thought of the farm.
When it arrived I was shocked at how big the box was that it came in, but also loved the fact that there was a try me button so we couldn’t resist seeing what it did even before it was taken out of the box. Zander took an interest in it straight away so it wasn’t long before I took it out of the box so he could play with it properly.
The measurements when out of the box are 61cm length, 40cm width and 14cm high. It requires 2 x AAA batteries which are included which is fantastic.
The Caring for Animals Farm is brightly coloured which toddlers love. The first thing Zander spotted and was drawn to was the little light that is between the 2 stable doors, it lights up every time the big red button is pressed. He constantly touches the light and smiles. The big red button at the bottom of the barn chute plays fun songs about caring for animals and also animal sounds and phrases too. Every time it is pressed the stumble doors open.
There is also another red button by the chickens’ nest, when you press this one the little eggs pop up or ‘hatch’ and you can see baby chick heads.
On the end of the farm is a silo, tuen the top and the corn pops and goes around the silo.
If you put something, usually the farmer in Zander’s case into the hayloft at the top, the farmer goes down the chute and hits the red button leading to another song being played.
Included in this farm is a pig, chicken, horse, cow and farmer, along with hay and I think it is tomatoes or apples for the pig. There is also a big bell that really works ding the bell when feeding the animals. There is a blanket in the cow stall, so you can put it to bed and cover it up.
The farm also has a clip on it at the back so you can fold it if you want to make it a little smaller and easier to store when not in use.
This set helps develop toddlers’ emotional intelligence, engaging them in lessons of kindness, sharing and caring for others and explore and figure out for themselves how they can make the world a better place.
It stimulates emotions and self-expression.
Zander is 14 months old now and although I don’t think he gets the concept of caring for animals just yet unless caring includes chewing a pigs ear or kissing it with time and play I know this will definitely encourage it as well as myself and the rest of the family showing him what we do with the animals when they need feeding and when they are going to bed. He likes to open the hayloft and closing all the stable doors after they have been opened, and the concentration on his face when trying to figure out why if he takes his hand off the red button to see the chicks hatch that the chicks disappear is funny. It is all part of the learning process.
At the moment it is all about the light and sounds it plays for him, he has a little dance every time the music is played and it is definitely his go to toy at the moment.
The Caring for Animals Farm is very well made with no sharp edges, it is sturdy which pleases me as Zander can be a little heavy handed with things at the moment and there is no where that he can get his little fingers trapped.
Overall I think this is a fantastic little farm, not only for the fun aspect but also for the learning aspect too and I am sure Zander will have a lot of fun with it over the next few years.
You can purchase Fisher-Price Little People Caring For Animals Farm from Smyths Toys RRP £34.99
I would definitely recommend It for your little ones!
Disclaimer: We received this product in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are our own and not influenced in any way.