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Fisher Price Little People Fun Sounds Farm Review and Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide~ CAN12/15

| November 19, 2013 | 92 Comments

What toddler doesn’t love barns, farm animals and songs! So I anticipated that the Fisher Price Little People Fun Sounds Farm would be a hit with my 2 ¾ year old son. I was not mistaken.

Fisher Price Little People Fun Sounds Farm

Fisher Price Little People Fun Sounds Farm

The Little People Fun Sounds Farm was easy to assemble. Grandma and Grandpa were in charge of the operation and managed to piece it together in about 5 minutes, with the help of a pair of bifocals and a screwdriver. Most of the pieces snapped in, with the exception of one brace that had to be screwed in.

The Fun Sounds Farm comes with a large barn, some fencing to build a paddock , a bale of hay and 4 animals. Included are a cow, a sheep, a horse, and a farmer. Other characters are available to purchase additionally. You can also purchase separately a garden, a duck pond or a vegetable stand, so it is possible to build on your investment with coordinating pieces that “click” on.

The architecture of the barn is well designed. There are 3 interior levels where your child can create play with the animals. There are also lots of gates to open and close, a silo that holds the pieces when not in use, and a hay bailer that moves. The more moving the pieces, the better as far as my son is concerned, and of course this helps with fine motor skills coordination. The toy also delivers on its promise of exposing your child to imaginary play, as my son loves to imagine the animals talking to one another or being corralled in the paddock.

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The Fun Sounds Farm delivers on its name as it plays many sounds and songs. Almost every moving piece plays a tune when engaged. When the gates are opened or closed, they will play either an animal sound or sing a little tune. I find the songs a little gratuitous for my liking, but my son did some dancing them. The songs get old quickly, but the animal noises have staying power.

I judge a toy by its ability to keep my son engaged over long periods. This toy definitely engaged my son for an hour or so upon opening. He didn’t want to go to bed which is always a sign of a successful toy, and he wanted to get up early the next day to “play farm”. I could see this farm being a favorite for many months as a medium to imagine many different scenarios and have visits from our other toys such as our lions, elephants and even Thomas the Train.

The quality of the toy is comparable to the quality of other Fisher Price toys and their competitors in today’s market. It is made of thin plastic that will crack if stepped on. Such is the standard in this day and age. I understand the reasoning for the quality, however, it does sadden me a bit, especially when I compare it to the original Fisher Price Farm, which I had as a child from the early 1980’s.

Vintage Fisher Price Farm

Vintage Fisher Price Farm

My mother has kept this farm all these years and we have it now for our son to play with. If that’s not love, I don’t know what is. It is difficult not to compare the two farms.

The modern day farm is much more interactive with all the gates, sounds, and moving parts. However, the original farm is still standing and of much higher quality. I doubt the Fun Sounds Farm would last 30 years, however, we live in a different time now where things are more dispensable and replaceable. Do I want it to last 30 years?

The original farm has animals that look more “life like”, rather than the cartoon looking animals of the Fun Sounds farm. However, the choking hazard size of the farmer and the chicken from the original Fisher Price farm have been up removed in these newer versions which is a plus. Clearly the newer larger barn has more interactive pieces which feed into a child’s imagination as well.

Overall the Fisher Price Fun Sounds Farm is a keen competitor in today’s market place of children’s toys. It is colorful, very interactive and noisy. I think this is best suited for the 3 year old to 4 year old age group but would no doubt serve the 1 -5 age group targeted on the box. It is a toy that you could acquire with a 1 year old play, with it for a while and then tuck it away for a few months and bring it back and your child would re-discover it all over again with a different appreciation and different interests in the farm.

Disclosure: I received the above mentioned products to sample. All opinions are honest and my own.

 

HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY

Enter to win a Fisher Price Little People Fun Sounds Farm

Farmer Eddie and his animals provide lots of interesting things to do: there are doors that open and close with sing along songs and fun animal sounds, a drop through silo & slide sounds, a baler that tips up to deliver the hay into the top floor of the barn, a ‘clucking’ chicken on her nest and even fences to create a separate corral. Includes Eddie, a horse, cow, sheep and the chicken in her nest, plus the hay bale and 4 fence pieces to create a corral for the animals! Day time and night time songs are activated with a switch and storage is provided in the silo.

Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48  hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.

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  1. Lindsay Cyr says:

    No, I don’t remember playing with a Fisher Price farm when I was a child. I remember having lots of other Fisher Price toys, they were and still are a very popular, quality brand name!

  2. Areta says:

    Yes, I played a lot with Fisher Price toys!

  3. ronnerator says:

    No, I never played with a FP farm.

  4. Colleen says:

    I love the farm, but unfortunately didn’t have one as a child. My friends did, though!

  5. Heidi C. says:

    Absolutely and now my kids play with it at Grandma’s!

  6. Susan Spidle says:

    My kids really enjoyed this toy and hoping to win one for my grandchild. Thanks.

  7. Pam says:

    Yes, I played with the farm and many other Fisher Price toys. Now my kids love them too!

  8. Dodi Tugnette says:

    Yes …and my children also had many Fisher-Price toys…from rattles..working their way up the ladder to different stages as they grew.

  9. K says:

    I didn’t play with the farm as a kid, but I remember my friends who had it – I was jealous!

  10. Cheryl (@loucheryl) says:

    I loved my Fisher Price Farm as a kid!

  11. Tara Jensen says:

    sure did!

  12. Elizabeth L says:

    We had one in our Church nursery I loved playing with!

  13. Andrea Amy says:

    i don’t remember if i had the farm or not, but i do remember having some of the little people, and i had a fisher price sesame street playset.

  14. lisa bbl says:

    yes!!! 🙂

  15. Piroska says:

    No, I didn’t, but my kids did. And the farm was their favourite.

  16. Kelly H says:

    My sister had one – now my niece would love one!

  17. marie says:

    i never had one to play with. I would love for my daughter to have one. I always sing old mcdonald had a farm.. placing the animals to the sounds would help her learn.

  18. Audrey Skinner says:

    I never had a toy farm but my nieces and nephews did.

  19. Amy says:

    My daughter is loving Little People right now, and the farm is one that I remember having – I can remember the sounds it made.

  20. Chantelle says:

    Yes we had owned one

  21. Claudette Lariviere says:

    My late brother had the first farm that fisher price made, I was 8 when he was born with cancer. We played with this farm a lot during his short life he was only 4 1/2 years old when he passed away, I was 12 then and now that I am 52 years old, I treasure the time we shared..<3

  22. Michelle Tupy says:

    No I never had one as a child – it looks pretty cool though.

  23. Amy C says:

    Yes, I had a Fisher Price farm.

  24. victoria w. says:

    i loved my farm was so sad when we lost it during a move 🙁

  25. Olivia says:

    I’m sad to say I didn’t 🙁

  26. I loved playing with my FP farm!

  27. Laurie P says:

    I still have some of my fisher price toys from my childhood…

  28. Crystal Englot says:

    I did not have toys like this when I was a child. I mostly played with my brothers toy cars, and had a couple dolls.

  29. KD says:

    I never had a fisher price farm, but I did have a Fisher Price Little People house! We loved it and played with it often!

  30. Bernice says:

    yes, & i wish i would have kept them now so my kids can play with them

  31. Beth Gallinger says:

    I certainly did play with the Fisher Price Farm when I was a kid!

  32. Shawn M says:

    I did not play with it as a child.

  33. Juliee Fitze says:

    Yes we had a farm too when we were young

  34. Darci Paice-Bailey says:

    yes an oldschool version though lol!

  35. natasha severson says:

    i dont think i ever did

  36. Marisa Fusaro says:

    I really hope I win this!!!!

  37. Jody D says:

    I remember my brother did

  38. Julie Bolduc says:

    No I didn’t

  39. Lauren Campbell says:

    Absolutely…I think we had two because my brother and I weren’t the best at sharing lol

  40. sridharan kumaravelu says:

    I like to play with vintage fisher price farm

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