If you’re shopping for a gift for a little girl or boy, be sure to check out the Fisher Price Little People Animal Friends Farm toy. An interactive toy that will keep any child engaged for hours, along with a two-level farmhouse and Farmer Eddie, it comes with a hay bale and six adorable animal figures.
The animals include a cow, a pig, a horse, a goat, a sheep, and a chicken. These are the perfect size for tiny hands to play with, but not small enough to pose a choking risk.
This particular version of the product should not be confused with the original version which was released in 2002. Known as the Little People Animal Sounds Farm, it was recalled due to a problem with some of the screws occasionally fall out and posing a choking risk. There have been no such problems with the newer model which has been around for some years and has a lot of positive feedback.
NB Young children should not play with the hay bale without adult supervision as it could present a choking hazard.
Fisher Price Little People Animal Friends Farm Specs
Dimensions – The Fisher Price Little People Farm Animal Friends toy measures 15.1″ (H) x 9.1″ (W) x 15.6″ (L)
Weight – It weighs 4.7lbs
Recommended age – This toy suits children aged between 1 and 5
Batteries – 2 x AA batteries are included for the audio to function
Fisher Price Little People Animal Friends Farm Toy Overview
Each animal in the set has its own stall, with a picture on the front showing which lives where. The stall doors open and close, enabling kids to take the animals out and play with them. Later, they can put them back in the stall when it’s time for the animals to nap or sleep for the night.
On opening the barn door or the gate, your child will hear animal sounds such as neighing and mooing, oinking, bleating, baaing, or oinking. There’s also a fun farm tune that represents Eddie.
The hay bale and animal figurines can be dropped into an open silo, allowing them to slide down and fall out at the other end. These features provide tactile stimulation and teach youngsters about cause and effect. The set also sparks a kid’s imagination as they make up stories about the farm and the animals.
The toy can be used without batteries, but there won’t be any sounds.
The farmhouse can be folded inwards with the figurines stored inside, with a handle on the top enabling easy carrying.
Fisher Price Little People Farm Animal Friends Video
Little People Farm Animal Friends Pros
The Fisher Price Little People Animal Friends Farm will withstand whatever your kids throw at it and still look like new
- Good quality
All of the components are well-made with no visible seams or rough edges
- Kids love it
Young kids love everything about this set, from the cute animals to the sounds and the music
- Non-intrusive sounds
The sounds appeal to kids without being annoying to adults
- On/Off switch
An on/off switch on the underside of the barn enables the sounds to be controlled
The Fisher Price Little People Animal Friends Farm folds to transport or store with all of the figures contained inside
- Easy care
All of the components wipe clean, or they can be washed with warm soapy water
- Quick assembly
Assembling the barn is quick and easy, taking just a few minutes – screwdriver required
Little People Farm Animal Friends Cons
- Animal sounds
The animal sounds are preset, which means that younger kids can’t relate them to a particular animal unless they are already familiar with it
The silo is straight with wide openings at each en that enable the figurines to fall straight through when dropped in
- No volume control
There is no option to adjust the volume
- No lock
While the latch contains the figures inside the barn when the unit is closed, a lock would provide extra security
Fisher Price Little People Farm Animal Friends Farm Summary
If the toddler in your life loves animals as most do, you won’t go wrong with this farm toy from Fisher Price. Younger kids will have fun matching the animal to the picture on their stall. And they will happily spend hours opening the gate to take them out, and later putting them back inside.
Older kids will delight in making up stories about the farm and the animals. Parents love the toy just as much because all of the pieces can be neatly stored inside the barn.
If you’d like some extra animals, you can buy a packet containing 9 Little People Animals. Included are a dog, a cat, a turkey, a duck, a rabbit, and a sheep. You will also get a horse, a pig, and a chicken.
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