I’ve often commented on how much I love the Fisher-Price line of toys, not just because they’re designed to provide educational fun for children but also because they are so timeless. My very first toy ever, bought when my mom was eight months pregnant with me, was a Fisher-Price Happy Apple and that jingling plaything went on to provide entertainment to all five of my mom’s children and then later to my own son.
The Happy Apple is my personal favourite timeless toy just for its sentimental value but the Fisher-Price Little People Animal Friends Farm, first released in 1978, is no less iconic. And while the look of the farm may have changed over the years, its ability to stimulate imaginative play and encourage parent/child interaction hasn’t changed a bit! My boys both loved their Little People Animal Friends Farm and I have fond memories of watching them create stories with the animals and of sitting down on the floor and playing with them! [Read more…]