When I was a baby, my very first toy was a red Fisher-Price® Happy Apple that my Mom bought as a Christmas present for me in her final month of pregnancy. A simple red plastic apple with a smiling face and a chiming bell inside, it was a favourite toy of six more babies after me as we all learned an important first lesson about cause and effect.
Toys have become more sophisticated since then but the Fisher-Price® commitment to providing toys that encourage learning through play is just as strong as it was thirty years ago. Recently my youngest son received two beautiful new Fisher-Price® toys that showed just how much the company embraces the philosophy of combining fun and learning: the Stand-Up Ballcano™ and the Little People® Wheelies™ Loops ’n Swoops Amusement Park™. Benjamin was so excited to see his new toys and we enjoyed assembling the structures together.
Growing up with a car-loving older brother, Benjamin has a pretty thorough understanding of races and tracks so he gravitated towards the Little People® Wheelies™ Loops ’n Swoops Amusement Park™ first. I loved the way that this toy used two different tracks and fun parking areas to capture children’s interest and introduce some basic learning concepts as well. [Read more…]