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This farm is one of a number of little people sets that can be bought and it has provided hour upon hour of fun for both of my children.
The farm is very life like and very sturdy made from thick plastic. The farmhouse itself is red and opens up to reveal lots of different compartments/living areas for the animals. The best bit about the farm is the sounds it makes which my son loved.
When we first bought the farm I was worried that we would be forever changing the batteries but I am pleased to say that this is not the case.
The different compartments for the animals have little gates which open and close so you can put the animals in and out. If you have the other sets they can all be joined together to make a whole little world of little people!
The farm itself comes with a chicken, a farmer, a horse and cart and a cow. The figures are ideal for little hands as they are solid and really easy to grip. You can buy extra animals if you want to and also little add ons for the farm we bought the horse and cart, a tractor and also some extra chickens, horses and people but you don't have to do this.
The figures I would say are unbreakable they have lasted us for years and have been played for hours. They are made of plastic and do not seem to fade or any of the paint/color come off.
Both of my children have played with these for years the age range is 1-5 but my daughter still plays with them now and she is 6 so they are definitely a good investment especially if you plan on having a few children as they are definitely something that can be passed down.
They are also educational as they teach young children the animal sounds etc. The farm definitely helps to develop imaginative play in your child and is something that can be played with alone or with another child.
I would definitely recommend this toy to anyone with children in this age range
We were given this toy before my daughter was born from a friend who's children had outgrown it. We had completely forgotten about it until recently when we got it down for her. It is now a firm favourite in her bedroom or our living room.
The Fisher Price Little People Animal Sounds Farm is one of a range of Little People toys. All of them can be integrated with each other to provide more fun for your little one. The set we have is a bit different from this one, but reading about it they have similar features. Ours is obviously a bit older but if you are looking for a second-hand one you may come across ours!
The farm comes with a farmer, pig, sheep, chicken, horse and cow. These are just the right size for small hands to be able to grasp easily and they get chewed on as well. Each animal has it's own place in the farm which makes the noise of the animal associated with it. There is a yellow nest in the top of the farm house for the chicken which makes a chicken noise when you press it down. In the bottom of the farm are two stables for the cow and the horse. When each door is opened, it makes the sounds of the animal that should go inside. Outside there are two mud areas which are for the pig and the sheep. The areas for the animals have the pictures of them so that children know where to put each animal.
There are two other places that make noises when pressed. There is a bed inside for the farmer to sleep on which either makes snoring noises or a cockeral noise for waking up. Downstairs there is also a blue table which makes noises like a forge when pressed. There is also a circle outside the stables that the animals can stand on which when pushed round plays the tune for 'Old McDonald has a farm'.
I and my daughter really like this toy. We gave it to her when she was 15 months old and she keeps going back to play with it. I wasn't sure if she'd like it as there wasn't much that it did, but she enjoys opening the doors and pressing the buttons to make lots of noises. She also plays with the animals on their own and has started making the animal noises when she plays with them.
The age range stated for this product is 1-4 years and I think that is a suitable range. It might start to get boring when they reach the top end of this age range, but for the lower end I would definitely agree. My daughter loves playing with this toy and I would highly recommend it. It requires 3 x AA batteries and costs around £30.
Having seen some of the 'Little People' range owned by other parents & friends, I decided it would be a good purchase for my son. The range is made by Fisher-Price & the set's available are varied & extensive. Since hubby is always going on about barns & farms for our little boy, I opted for the 'Animal Sounds Farm'.
As with most toys, it seemed somewhat expensive (retails around £30), but thankfully it has been a big hit & well worth the money. The set consists of a red & white barn, which folds out for play & latches back together for storage. There are several 'pens' for the animals, including a stable, cowshed, chicken coop, pigsty & sheep paddock. Each area makes a different sound in some way (such as open the stable door to hear a neighing sound, or put the pig in the mud to hear oinking). The larger section of the barn has a second level - the farmers house - which includes a bed on which the farmer can be laid & then by turning a simple dial on the side the bed tips up & the farmer goes flying out of the window! (Or the sheep or the pig etc, depending on what the little one has put in the bed!). There is also a front door to the barn, behind which is a mat which plays Old MacDonald when pressed.
The set includes several animals & a farmer, & accessories like a weather vane & corn.
Overall, i am impressed with this set, particularly with the range of sounds made.
I have noticed the little people farm has changed a bit over the years. The version I am reviewing is the one in the picture above. We have this one at our local toddler group and my sons love it but it is missing lots of the pieces. So for my second son's first birthday (a bit of a mouthful) I bought this version for him off eBay. It came with all the pieces and more for £22 I was over the moon. My youngest son has just started playing with the little people zoo we have so I thought I would get him the farm and I knew my two and a half year old would join him.
As all fisher price toys it is well made and even though I got it off eBay you wouldn't have known, it looked like new. It is made of strong plastic and is sturdy when it is open or shut. The farm building is a barn and including is animals. One side of the barn is single storey and the other is two. It is a bright colourful barn with red walls and a bright white roof. Any child can't help but be attracted to it.
Not only does this farm have animals it also has other interactive bits to open, and twist. There are patches to press and stable doors to open which all make the relevant animal noises. My son is a year old now (that sounds scary to say) and he finds it very easy to make the noises go off. The two storey side has a big barn door that opens and straight inside it is a big square brown patch you could wheel your vehicles on and the 'old McDonald's tune begins to play. Upstairs in the barn is a blue bed that flips down by turning the blue twisting knob on the side. My eldest found this bit out before me, as usually with kids! There is also a piece that attaches to the side of the barn that is like a veggie patch with a little roller to change the scene of the veggie bed. This can be removed to make storage easy.
On top of the barn are a windmill and a cockerel both of which can be removed. There is a scarecrow which can be placed on the veggie patch as well. It comes with the relevant animals you need for the noises a horse, a cow, a sheep, a pig, a chicken and also a farmer and a cart for the horse to pull. We were lucky with ours buying second hand we got more people put you can easily buy these separately to add to your play set.
I have found my son's farm and zoo have now become one. My son's love to have them both out as a giant play set and mix them up. We have the lion in the stable, now that would be interesting! The animals and people are just the right size for a little one to hold. They are nice and chucky and my youngest loves to pick them up and just hold them.
The age range for this farm is 12 months plus. It wouldn't hurt for a younger child to play with it but I'm not sure they would get a lot out of it. There are no little parts to worry about. My youngest son is at the stage of just chucking bits about but I know he will grow into it. My eldest loves it and sits and plays nicely with it. I can see this play set and the other little people play sets lasting for a good few years to come.
I can't really comment on price as I'm not sure if you can buy this version in the shops any more but eBay is a great place to get it. I think I got a great price when I paid £22 as mine came with quite a few extras. I highly recommend this version of the farm play set my sons love it.
I am relatively new to the world of Fisher Price Little People, and so far have to say i love them! I bought my daughter the Animal Sounds Farm for Christmas and this was the first item of what is rapidly becoming a large collection!!
The farm is bright red with a striking yellow gate and a white roof. It opens up so the child can play with the many accessories that come with the farm. There is a yellow gate at the left hand side as you look at the farm from the front with a picture of a pig next to it, and when the child opens the gate there is a oink sound played. Next to the pig sty is a feeding trough, and this is where the sheep goes and it makes a Baaaa sound. Next to the trough is a double white gate, with a cow on one side and a horse on the other. Again, like the pigs gate when opened a moooo and neigh sound respectively. At the top of the barn is a moveable hen and when moved to the left it plays Old Macdonald had a farm, and when moved to the other side it makes a clucking noise.
On the side of the barn there is a picture of 2 hens and 2 rabbits and when the sliding doors are moved it reveals their babies - this encourages counting. A grain tower can be attached to the farm, and although i'm not fully sure what it is for, my daughter likes to drop the animals through the hole at the top and open the door at the bottom to reveal them.
I think this farm is fantastic for learning - as the child learns to match the animals to the pictures and sounds, there's counting on the side, and also develops the childs imagination. The set comes with a horse, cow, pig, sheep, and farmer. There are also additional sets that can be bought and i bought one with a goat and rooster and an additional farmer.
My daughter just loves this farm, and can happily sit and play with it for quite a long time, the only thing is sometimes she doesnt like to play alone so we end up singing old macdonald with all the different animals.
I would really recommend this toy, its another hard wearing toy from Fisher Price and is very popular in our house!
As a fan of Little People toys I was very happy to take this and a few other ones off my Nanna for my kids the other week. We have a few in our collection and I have to say this is by far the best one in means of functions and accessories.
The farm is quite large and it all opens up so you can play inside. Inside it has a couple of stables,a chicken bed, the main doorway and also an upstairs area with bed. Outside it has a pig sty-with a mud patch, a sheep grassy patch and a place for a scarecrow to go. All the animal 'houses' make the animal noise-when you open a stable door it makes a neigh sound and when you open the 2nd stable door it moos. Same with the pig sty, sheep patch and chicken bed. The main doorway also makes a rather long,loud doorbell sound.
You get a pig, sheep, horse, chicken, cow, a cart, farmer and wife and also extras like mini windmills and a scarecrow. And like all other LP toys there very well made-lot of detail, nice and chunky and very robust!
This has been the most played with Lp toy for us-in the 2 years weve been buying them they played with this for 2 straight hours! I love looking at all the small details that have gone into it and it is also very educational as my children can match the animal to the noise so they know where that animal sleeps.
The farm closes together and locks in place and everything can be stored inside fab for storage.
Overall a fantastic product that I would recomend to any parent will last years too so definetly worth the money! (I dont personally know the price as it was given to us)
Fisher Price Little People Animal Sounds Farm
We bought this toy little people farmhouse for our little one a year ago and it seems to be one of the favourites among the toys. I am astounded that when looking online for prices to come across this very same toy on Amazon.com for $159.99 which according to the online converter works out around £100! Yes, this is a great toy though do not be fooled into spending silly money like that on it! The average price is around £25-£30 which I think is more realistic. We were able to pick this up for even less at £15 which is certainly more like it!
The farm itself is bright red with a white roof and grass coloured area. It opens up to reveal the inside of the toy, closing for ease of carrying and storage. To open and close it has some child safe hinges which a year later are still good as new (as is the rest of the farm).
Inside the farmhouse there are a few compartments with opening and closing gates for the animals which come with it (you can also buy more animals separately). Parts of these compartments have noisy areas which make the noise of the animal when pressed down. For this you do need three AA batteries.
With the farm you also get a few little animals and people which include a chicken, horse, cow and farmer and also a horse cart which is supposed to hook onto the horse to take the rider for a ride though this simply falls off when you move the horse so really is meaningless. You also get a little flatter scarecrow and wind vane for the roof. All the figures are the usual chunky, well built figures and perfectly durable and easy to grasp for small hands.
Both farm and figures are well made and long lasting even with the few tantrums which has seen them fly across the room. A little over a year later and the whole toy looks as good as new even though it has been played with numerous times.
The age range stated on this toy is 1-5 years. This, I think, is a reasonable age range as the younger is just about to turn one and already starting to take an interest in it and the oldest is turning three in a couple of months and still loves it.
Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 15.4 x 15.9 inches ; 0.3 ounces
The other thing that is great with this toy is that all the Little People range of figures can be used in this farm as well as other toy sets.
This toy is fully recommended as it is long lasting, durable and fun for the child. Just don't be silly and go to Amazon.com!
The Fisher Price Little People Animal Sounds Farm is perfect for young toddlers.
I often play with my daughter with these kids of toys as they are highly education and fun.
I have bought extra animals to add to the farm and even though my daughter is still very young, she is able to mimick the sound of a cow as these toys teach children which animals are which, and what noise each animal makes.
The toy itself is easily stored as it works on a hinge system and can be closed with all the animals inside, saving time and energy when bringing it out for play as you don't need to go digging through the toy box for the animals and farmer.
The animals and barn are made from plastic and is very durable, withstanding the mistreatment of young children. The animals have been designed with little hands in mind for easy gripping.
My son got this as a gift about 5 years ago and has been constantly played with ever since.
He was about 1 when he got this. It is recommended for age 1 - 5 but generally I would say 9 months - 3 as it really interested my 2 daughters when they started to sit up and could crawl to get it but by the time they are 5 it is not very stimulating.
The Fisher Price Little People Animal Sounds Farm is a lovely bright red barn with white roof and green grass. It came in a large red and blue box with a see through plastic front.
The farm building is hinged and opens up to create a little farmyard. The farm comes with Farmer Jed, a cow, a sheep, a cockerel, a horse and a pig. We have purchased many more animals separately to add to this.
The animals have their own gates with their picture on them and when you open them they make that animal sound. There is also a slide from the top of the barn which my children love sliding the animals and the farmer dowm.
The animals themselves are small and chunky, perfect for little hands and mouths. They are to big to choke on but a perfect size for teething on.
The farm requires 3 AA batteries to make the sounds. I think they could have included them for the price that they charge for this farm. Currently it retails around £30, I dont think we paid that much for it 5 years ago but it has certainly lasted well considering it has survived 3 children and their friends pulling at the doors and chewing on the animals. Also batteries seem to last forever in this as I only remember having to change them one in the last 5 years.
I think that this has really encouraged all my children to learn the different animal sounds and repeat them. It is also really good for playing other games like peek a boo. My daughter could spend hours hiding behind this and then opening the double gates and looking through saying peek a boo again and again.............. and again
There is a huge range of little people to choose from and I would certainly recommend this one.
I have decided to buy this for my Son for Christmas as he will be 9 months old and it is suitable from ages 1 to 4. I decided this after going to my friends house recently and watching her 17 month old play with it for nearly an hour! I am a fan of Fisher Price and love their Little People range. As said in one of my other reviews, my Daughter has the Noah's Ark and loves it to bits.
My Son is only 7 months at the moment but is starting to notice everything and loves watching his big Sister plays with her toys. That day at my friends he became mesmerised by the farm animals and the noises they were making. The farm contains several animals i.e a cow, sheep and a hen. It also has a farmer so is great for role play when your child gets a bit older. It also contains stacks of hay and a farm like barn house in which the animals can be placed.
In my opinion this toy is very education as it can teach children all about animals names and the noises they make. Another well built, well priced toy from Fisher Price.
This was bought for my eldest son 6 years ago and is still going strong after two more children. It's the toy we always get out when we have babies and small children visiting and it is invariably a hit.
It is a farmhouse whick opens out to show several different rooms/barns. It comes with a number of plastic animals. There are doors and gates to open and close and it makes a variety of animal sounds. Additional items can be purchased to compliment the main farm.
Everything about it is very solid. My children have tried to eat it, stand on it, kick it, throw it across the room - you name it, they've tried it! This farm has coped with everything that has been thrown at it and is without a mark. It has no sharp edges and I have no worries about babies putting the pieces in their mouths. It washes really well aswell and there aren't too many cracks and crevices to accumulate dirt.
I would highly recommend this toy. My eldest is now 7 and still enjoys playing with it along with his brother and sister. It is rare to find such a sturdy and well built toy with such long-term appeal. Fisher Price have an excellent reputation and it is well-deserved. Their toys offer fantastic value for money not only because they are so well built and last but because they retain their value well in the second hand market.
My daughter and nephew both love this and will argue over it. The animals are perfect size for little hands although some look a bit strange and not quite like the animal they are meant to. It teaches the child what noise animals make when you press the button in their designated spot. Not all the animals though just a few such as cow, chicken. It comes with a few fence popsts which you can use to make a little field. Its very sturdy and has taken some battering but still looks new. Apparently you can connect it up to other little people sets but Ive not tried this myself. My daughter has had it almost 2 years now and still hasnt got bored of it. Its brightly coloured too. Since playing with it my 3 year old has learned the name of all the animals and the sounds they make
This farm is made of hard plastic and has a barn and a grain store which are red and white, and it houses a pig, sheep, cow and horse, all with their own door to their compartments. The sheep doesn't have a door, instead it has a pile of straw to sit on, which when pressed makes a sheep noise. When you open the other doors they all make the appropriate noise for that particular animal.
There are pictures on the doors as to which animal should go where (for the cow and horse). The pig has a gate. There is also a farmer, and the grain store has a hole at the top (for the grain to go in!) and a door which slides up at the bottom. This is great for dropping the characters into and then opening the door to retrieve them again! There is also a chicken at the top of the barn which slides back and forth, and if you touch one side will play "old macdonald had a farm" and the other side will make a noise of a rooster crowing.
There are sliding pictures on the side of hens and other animals, but my children were not really interested in this.
I got mine a couple of years ago, and I think that it cost me about £30, but it may well retail for less now. It is easy to fold up; the grain store folds into the back of the barn, and you can put the characters inside for storage (the grain store is best as they won't fall out). It is easy to clean also, being plastic.
I bought this for my son when he was about 16 months, as I thought he needed something that encouraged role-playing. Well he wasn't really interested until he was about 20 months or so, and still then was not really that taken with it. I would show him how to take all the animals out, and then put them back in, making silly animal noises, as you do, and clippity cloppity movements with the horse, and he was a bit more interested, but still never really got into it.
When my daughter first began to sit up I thought that it was the perfect toy for her to play with and to encourage her to sit for longer. She loved to be able to sit up and play with something, and loved the animals (although my son did too) and she enjoyed playing with it, trying to put the animals back in their places. I then showed her how to put the animals down the grain store, and well, she loved this, and began trying to copy me, and she was really pleased with herself.
I would say that it really does depend on whether the child likes this type of role-playing toy. The toy itself is good, but I think maybe a bit limited - could have more characters and other features on the actual building that involve some kind of action. I found myself constantly looking to see if I had missed something exciting on the toy, like a shute or secret compartment etc.
Our grandson has quite a collection of the Little People range from Fisher Price. He's been playing with these toys since he was about a year old and still enjoys playing with them now he's four. That's pretty good value for money right there!
I don't know how much we originally paid for our set but it's in Argos now for £29.99. We've had this farm at least a year I'm sure and it's still in the same condition it was when we bought only with a few grubby fingerprints here and there!
There are some really fun features to this toy including a little people farmer, five animals (grandad likes the sheep) and opening and closing gateways. There are sound effect buttons to bring the farm to life and when my grandson was younger he drove us crazy with pressing these buttons then imitating the sound afterwards!
This is a really great little role play set for young children of both sexes. It doesn't do anything spectacular but it is simple, enjoyable and very hardwearing too. £30 seems a lot to pay for this but you're getting a good, solid toy for that price that will last you for at least a year, probably more. A top recommendation for youngsters this Christmas.
I bought this as a present for my nephew and he loved it infact out of all his birthday presents its the main one he played with and pushed the others to the side.
Ive always been a fan of little people, there really fun to play with, really chunky for easy grasp of childrens hands and means its not easy for them to put in their mouth.
I paid around £25 for this but it was definately worth the money and even after 3 years its as good as new.
The barn is on hinges so it can be opened out for more playtime fun, it comes with lots of different figures including a farmer, sheep, pig and a scarecrow and also a few others which can all be stored in the barn when you close it.
It requires 2xAA batteries to allow, there are different parts that make noises when your child opens them. It play different animal sounds which is great to help children recognise them.
As i said above i love fisher price little people and im a great fan of them ive bought quite a few of their different sets and never had any problems with them. Its also great to encourage pretend play and can keep them quiet for a long while.