Rated 5 out of 5 by NetteS My 16-month-old grandson LOVES this!
I wanted to send my little man something special, so after a long search online, along with a set of Little People® cars, I found this darling playground. I love the fact that it only works as the child works with it -cause/effect.
My grown children and I prefer the children use their imagination without technology dictating their next move or reaction. Certainly there are some great toys with sounds, moving parts, and awesome music, but while children are discovering and developing their own senses and abilities, they can become overly-exposed to external stimuli and have high expectations to be entertained rather than create on their own. It's not easy to find toys without microchips in them!
It's evident that Fisher Price continues to research and act on their best decisions, as this unit is durable plastic, but also a bit bendable so as not to be too hard for little toddlers' tender fingers. And, just as the ad states, it's all about developing fine motor skills, imagination, and having fun!
So, my daughter sent me a video of my grandson opening the box, and he was nearly frantic, eyeing the bright primary colors, the cute figures, and finding that he could manipulate the playground for the Little People® to have lots of fun - while he is in charge.
Oh, and beside his obsessions for books and balls, he’s had the Playground for over a month and above all his other toys, he’s excited to let me share in the fun, and it remains his favorite. **Up with Little People®**
October 26, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by GrandmaofLotsofDogs Very Disappointed
I am a loyal customer of all the Little People products---I think we have just about everything, however this is the first one I must say I am disappointed with. It looks good and is made well but that's it. It makes no sounds such as children laughing with the slide or fun sounds. My granddaughter put one thing down the slide and moved onto another toy! It really needs to be improved. I should have read the description more closely and saw it made no sounds be ordering it. Fisher Price you goofed this time!
May 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jmj7 nice toy
My 20 month daughter loves this toy! She loves the 2 figures, we are teaching her about sharing as she wants both of them to go in the swing at the same time. She does have a hard time getting the figures on and off the swing and teeder-todder all by herself, which is the only downfall I see. I love the fact that it is small and light enough to bring places with us another bonus is with the exception of the figures and bench it is all one piece. That being said I feel it is a toy for one kid to play with at a time.
December 29, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by AuntieL Cute but Cramped
This is a cute set, especially with the newly designed figures (it includes 2). I love how easily the new figures fit into/onto this and other (including older) Little People toys like cars, chairs, swings, etc. The colors are bright and eye-catching, and kids will recognize all their favorite playground activities.
The main negative is that the design is very cramped, making it difficult for children to fit their hands in to do the different activities. It is almost impossible for more than one child to play with it at a time, as it is so compact. It would be much improved if it was more spaced out and even better if it was bigger in general (ex. longer slide, taller rope ladder, taller swing that could swing more than 1" either way, longer teeter totter that moved up and down more than 1", etc.). This would allow for easier, more engaging play. It would also enable more than one child to play with it at once.
June 14, 2013