Fisher-Price seem to know exactly what kids want out of toys and the Puppy’s Learning Home is no exception. Jasmin was lucky enough to be sent this for a review recently, and since the day it arrived, she has been completely in love with it.
Here’s a little look at her playing with it:
I think one of the reasons why the Puppy’s Learning Home is such a hit is because it has so much on it to occupy little ones. All of the activities are also ones which children will get more out of as they grow.
The front of the house has a large front door for little ones to open and close and crawl through. Jasmin adores opening the door and bops along to the tune that plays as it opens and closes. There are two little windows which she peers through, and she finds it hilarious to see me or Milin on the other side. A shape-sorter under the windows has a star, circle, square and triangle for posting. She hasn’t figured out how to get these into the correct slots yet, but she does like throwing the shapes through the windows.
To the side of the door is a letter box which can be opened to reveal three ‘letters’. Opening and closing this and taking out the letters is probably Jasmin’s favourite activity at the moment. Again, the movement of the letterbox activates a little song. There is also a doorbell which she loves pressing and a little lantern which turns on.
On the other side of the door is a flower with spinning petals (hours of fun) and a gutter which acts as a ball chute. A little key to put in the lock is also included. There are numbers at the top of the house, along with an alphabet banner on the roof and a rotating disc which provides a picture of either night or day. The reverse side provides just as much fun, with a radio playing a choice of four songs perhaps the highlight.
Jasmin really can sit at this toy for ages. She loves exploring it and is getting more and more out of it as she grows. I think the fact that it is quite big is also a drawcard – it looks exciting just because of its size. Despite that though, the house doesn’t take up a prohibitive amount of space. Because it goes up, it isn’t too bulky on the floor. It is long, yes, but not too wide – and it is well worth the space it takes up in our playroom. When Jasmin has playdates it is also a great toy to bring out. She sits on one side of the door while her bestie sits on the other side – and they have hours of fun just pushing the door to each other and grinning through the windows.
I would highly recommend this, probably for any age from about six months up. Milin, who is now two and a half, isn’t interested in it, so I’d say you would get two really good years of play out of it. Once again, a hit from Fisher-Price which is well made, straight-forward to assemble, and provides hours of stimulating entertainment.
*We were sent the Fisher-Price Puppy’s Learning home to review. All words, images, video and opinions are my own.