Kids like playing with toy animals, especially those that make sounds. In the process, they get to learn the names of the different animals and the noise they make. But you can stimulate their imagination further by giving them toy farm sets with animals to play with. Then, they can move the animals around and imagine all the activities that could take place on a farm.
Below are a few toy farm sets for toddlers that is worth taking a look at if you intend to buy one for your kid.
Melissa & Doug Fold & Go Barn
The Melissa & Doug Fold & Go Barn is a wooden 2-storey barn that is convenient to carry around. It is like a box with large handles for portability and opens up fully for easy play access. This allows for 2 kids to play together as they can access the different sides of the barn.
==> Check Price
The barn playset has sliding barn doors and working interior stable doors. 7 plastic farm animals are provided including a horse, sheep, cow and pig.
- It is a nice-looking barn that will appeal to kids.
- Buyers are generally satisfied with the quality of the wood as detailed in online reviews.
- It comes with 7 animals.
- The hinge that keeps that 2 sections together may get broken easily. Some parents have complained that this happened even when the toy is fairly new.
- The barn playset does not have a farmer to go along with it.
- It is not exactly cheap for a simple playset as it retails for about $50 at the time of writing.
This Melissa & Doug offering is different from other toy farm sets with animals with its barn design. It also allows your kid to place animals inside on both levels. If they have other similar sized toy animals, these can also be used to complement this playset and add to the fun.
HABA My First Play World Take n Go Set
The HABA My First Play World Take n Go Set is a very cute playset that will grab the attention of young kids. It is also a wooden toy with the animals carved out in block form. This means it is easy for little hands to clutch and move around.
==> Check Price
The packaging opens up to become a farmhouse. After play, all the pieces can be stored inside this same packaging for convenience. There are 8 animals included with this set apart from other relevant blocks that could create a farm environment for the kids to play with.
- When most toys now are made in China, this set is made in Germany for a change.
- The different blocks of bushes, trees, animals, farmer and tractor can be moved around to create different scenes to stimulate the imagination and make play more interesting. Like a kitchen playset, it opens up a world of pretend play.
- The quality is good and the pieces are very detailed with the animals being painted on both front and back.
- The pieces are chunky which is a perfect fit for toddlers’ hands.
- The farmhouse box may look worn or get torn over time.
- it is being sold for about $50 at the time of writing, similar to the Melissa & Doug farmset above. You could probably get a plastic playset for much less.
This HABA toy farm set is adorable. But bear in mind that the animals may not look real enough to attract kids to play with them. However, they are ideal for toddlers because the wooden pieces can take abuse pretty well. That means when a toddler takes an animal piece and throw it around or hit it on the table, you can be assured that it doesn’t break or get chipped.
Fisher-Price Little People Animal Friends Farm
From the wooden sets, lets take a look at the Fisher-Price Little People Animal Friends Farm which is a plastic playset. This is a popular toy and the Fisher-Price brand name sells. This one is more than just a simple toy farm with animals because it does make sounds to make play more interesting. When your kid opens and closes the barn door and gate, he will get to listen to sounds like a moo or a neigh.
==> Check Price
The barn opens up and your kid can place the different animals in their stalls and match them according to the picture. There is also a silo which a hay bale can be dropped. The package has 7 figures inside including the farmer.
- The sounds will be able to capture a toddler’s attention and encourage play.
- Your kid will also be able to learn the noise the animals make.
- Most parents find that the toy is well-made and durable.
- Only one door will make sounds rather than all of them.
- Kids may end up dropping other things into the silo which might end up getting stuck.
One of the reasons for choosing the Fisher-Price Little People Animal Friends Farm is that it is easy to get other Little People sets to expand the collection and make the farm bigger. There are other animals and themes like a dairy barn and tractor to choose from to create a bigger play scene to stir your kid’s imagination further.