Product Type: Fisher Price baby toys
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Hop on board the animal train!
Fisher Price Amazing Animals Learning Train
Member Name: taramorg23
Fisher Price Amazing Animals Learning Train
Advantages: Colourful and bright!
Disadvantages: American voices!
This was a present for my daughter from her grandma (my nan). I chose this for her as she had previously played with it at a friends house and loved it.
My nan bought this in Costco where it was £25, you can also get it in Tesco and any large toy store. Most of my daughters presents were left unwrapped for Christmas day and I also took them all out of the packaging to save frustration on Christmas morning. This toy was a nightmare to get out of the box, every limb of each animal had a paper type tie around it which took an age to get off.
The train is made up of two separate parts which can detach from each other. The first is the engine of the train which is bright red, pink and blue with yellow wheels and the two carriages.
The train requires 3 x C batteries, which are included. The train is suitable for 6-36 months.
The on/off switch for the train is located behind the engine section, it has 2 volume settings, I have set it to loud as these things don't bother me I don't mind the noise and my daughter loves it. There are three animals included in the train, in the first carriage there is a giraffe, he has brightly coloured feet with different textures to them to amuse your baby, the legs of the giraffe are flexible, the back legs can be moved so the giraffe can be put in a 'sitting' type position, he also has a flexible neck. The next animal is an elephant which also has different coloured textured feet and also coloured ears which have a bumpy texture. The elephants ears and legs can also be moved around again the elephant can be placed in a sat down position. The final animal is a small monkey which doesn't move but when shaken has beads inside that rattle. Each carriage has a feature to it, the main one has leaves attached which can be spun around by your baby, the scond one has a bouncy parrot attached to a spring and the final carriage has banana beads attached which can be spun and moved by your baby.
The train opperates in two modes to grow with your baby, the first is the stationary mode the second being the moving mode to encourage your little one to go after it. To operate the train your baby needs to push the smoke stack at the front. This is large and easy to press it is green and flashes when it is pressed. The train then sings a song about animals and learning what they do, say and their colours and sizes. The train moves at a decent pace but also pauses as it is chugging. I have to be honest we use this in stationary mode as my daughter has no interest in crawling, she will walk along the sofa but she has made no effort to crawl, she will watch it chug off then play with something else! Beside the smokestack is a smaller button which when pressed makes different animal noises. My daughter misses this button completely and continually pushes the smoke stack so we hear the same song over and over, she obviously likes it as she dances to it when its on and claps!
The front part of the train has a sensor at the bottom so depending on which animal is placed there it sings a different song, the animals are quite weighty and even at 10 months my daughter gives up holding them after a short while, so I can't imagine a younger baby being that interested in them. The songs that the train sings are fun, but I don't find them particularly educational, this is more of a fun toy in my opinion, my daughter is more interested in pushing the one button and detaching the carriages and turning them over.
All in all this is a fairly decent toy for the money, the only two negatives are the weight of the individual animals and the fact that it sings about 'zeebras'! this is a pet hate of mine and I think that Fisher Price should adapt the toy for the UK market. For this I will give it 3 out of 5 as even though it does get played with I can't see it keeping aughters interest for long.
Summary: A decent toy for the price
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