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Best Fisher-Price Toys for Kids

by Samantha McIntyre


Best Fisher-Price Toys for Kids
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First introduced in 1930, the original concept for Fisher-Price toys was to create developmental “preschool toys” to entertain young children. Founders Herm Fisher, Irving Price and Helen Schelle (whose name never made it onto the official company logo) created a catalog of fun, teachable toys beginning with Dr. Doodle and Granny Doodle, a pair of whimsical, wooden duck pull-toys for tots. The toy collection continued to expand with many of the classics still popular sellers today, including the Fisher-Price Little Snoopy, which first debuted as the Snoopy Sniffer in 1938, to the iconic Corn Popper from 1957.

 

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Most of the original toys were crafted with metal and wood, while today’s toddler-friendly toys are made with safe, durable plastics. Perennial favorites like the Fisher-Price Camera and Little People House have become much more modern over time, while the Chatter Telephone from 1962, which was once rebranded in a push-button model in the ’90s, was quickly returned to the original rotary style after a cry from consumers persuading the company to change it back to the original model.


These incredibly durable toys from Fisher-Price continue to teach generations of babies and toddlers today by encouraging kids to use their imaginations while promoting role-playing and developing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. From an old-school cash register to the popular Little People playsets, these traditional toys (many of which Mom and Dad loved as little ones) truly stand the test of time. See what we mean below.

 

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Classic Teaching Clock

Price:$25.00

This toy clock has been helping kids learn to tell time for decades. First designed in 1962, the musical wind-up grandfather clock plays a sweet melody just like the original timekeeper. If only time could stand still to stop little ones from growing up too fast! Recommended for kids ages 1 to 5.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“It's a good modern version of the old classic. My 9-month old granddaughter is fascinated by it.”

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Classic Retro Cash Register

Price:$25.00

Dating back to the 1960s, the original Fisher-Price cash register was first made of wood and featured a metal bell. The current plastic model is still a hit with little shoppers, helping them to learn colors and counting. We'd say that's worth a pretty penny! Designed for kids ages 2 and up.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This Fisher Price cash register is adorable, my 2-year-old is obsessed with it she will play with it for hours on end. I highly recommend this toy it is great for little ones learning numbers.”

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Laugh & Learn Servin' Up Fun Food Truck

Price:$69.00

Order up! Get set to grab a bite to go with this Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Servin' Up Fun Food Truck. If good times are on the menu, then this playset will certainly hit the spot! This fabulous food truck has an interactive grill, wash-up sink and an activity-packed dashboard. It also features over 125 songs and sounds and comes with over 20 play pieces to teach kids counting, sorting and sequencing. Now that's food for thought! Designed for kids ages 1 to 3.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“My son just turned one and LOVES this. He learned to put the meal tickets in the slot and plays with all of the pieces! It keeps my very busy 1-year-old safely occupied for a little bit so I can relax.”

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Rock-a-Stack

Price:$12.00

Introduced in 1960, the Fisher-Price Rock-a-Stack has been voted one of the 100 most influential toys for kids and remains a must-have for babies and toddlers. This stackable ring set has helped generations of babes to develop hand-eye coordination while learning colors. Kids still love stacking these bright rings on the plastic peg for fun playtime. Recommended for babies ages 6 months and up.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I purchased this as a gift for my nephew, and he LOVED it. It made for the perfect gift.”

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Classic Retro Record Player

Price:$29.00

In an age of streaming music and videos, record players can't compete, although this Fisher-Price Classics Retro Record Player is still entertaining mini music lovers today. The timeless turntable plays 10 nursery rhymes on 5 double-sided plastic records so kids can spin the same tunes that Mom and Dad did as little kids.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Ok now this awesome toy takes me back to my childhood. I love it, it's great easy to use it comes with great nursery rhymes. My daughter plays with this toy longer than any other toy she has.”

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Corn Popper

Price:$8.00

This ear-popping push toy has been entertaining tots and tiny walkers taking their first steps for decades. The Fisher-Price Corn Popper remains a hit with toddlers while stimulating their senses and strengthening gross motor skills. Mom and Dad will love watching their little one making moves with this popular walker. Recommended for toddlers ages 1 to 3.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This toy is a classic for a reason. It's perfect for kids who are new to walking, but my 2 1/2 year old still loves to play with it, too! You might want to buy some earplugs for Mom and Dad because this toy is fairly noisy.”

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Classic Xylophone

Price:$33.00

Mini musicians will love striking a chord with this Fisher-Price Classic Xylophone. The musical toy features wheels and a pull string for making music on the go. It also comes with an attached mallet, so tots can still jam while touring. Designed to improve fine motor skills along with balance and coordination. Your talented toddler will soon be playing to beat the band!

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This toy is a total hit with my 13-month-old daughter. She's been obsessed with anything and everything even remotely musical since she was a wee little one. I had to show her a few times how to play it but she quickly caught on and plays with it on a daily basis now.”

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Classic TV Radio

Price:$18.00

This cult favorite Fisher-Price Classic TV Radio is an all-time blast from the past. The old-school antenna radio plays a musical rendition of "Farmer-in-the-Dell." Hi-ho, the derry-o, what can get better than tuning into the sounds from this sweet retro receiver?

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I had a Fisher-Price TV Radio when I was a small child and remember it as being one of my favorite toys. With that being said, I HAD to buy one for my granddaughter so she could have some of those same great memories.”

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Little People Big Helpers Home

Price:$40.00

Home is where the heart is! While this Little People house has seen some major renovations to the original version over the years, little ones still love playing with it. The Fisher-Price Little People Big Helpers Home features interactive lights and sounds and comes with furniture, two Little People figures and a pet dog. The perfect dollhouse for toddlers. Designed for kids ages 1 to 5.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I have been waiting for a non-pink Fisher Price Little People house to be released and finally we have one! This one is so cool. I would definitely recommend this toy!”

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Chatter Telephone

Price:$20.00

Introduced in 1962 as a toy to teach children to use the telephone, the Fisher-Price Chatter Telephone has had babes buzzing for years with the pull toy that features eyes that roll up and down and a dial that rings. While rotary phones are now as extinct as dinosaurs, kiddos are still making calls with this immortal classic. Recommended for toddlers ages 1 to 3.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“My son is 40 years old. I purchased this for him when he was one year. Ever since then, every baby I know has received one of these from me on their first birthday. I'm so glad they still make it. Always a hit. Highly recommend.”

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Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Crawl Around Car

Price:$60.00

Your child will quickly shift gears from crawling to driving in this Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Crawl Around Car. With plenty of bells and whistles to keep your tot entertained, the stationary car lets kids climb in and let their imaginations take off. This cute car comes fully loaded with an interactive dashboard that lights up and plays music and fun sounds. Recommended for ages 6 months to 3 years.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I bought this car for my son's 1st birthday. He has already spent hours in it touching buttons, bouncing along to songs, using the shapes in the doors. This is by far his favorite toy. I would recommend this! It's worth it!”

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Little People Caring for Animals Farm Set

Price:$35.00

Introduced in the '60s, the Little People Farm was Fisher-Price's very first play-and-carry set. Today, little animal lovers still spend hours tending to the animals and playing with this adorable Fisher-Price Little People Caring for Animals Farm Set, which features fun sounds and phrases and comes with a Jed the Farmer figure and four animals. Perfect for entertaining your mini farmer ‘til the cows come home. Recommended for kids ages 1 to 5.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Absolutely love these Little People toys, but the farm is one of the best! My 3-year-old and 1-year-old enjoy playing with it together. Very good quality and the songs/noises the farm makes are super cute. Highly recommend!”

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Brilliant Basics Baby's First Blocks

Price:$9.00

A great introduction to colors and shapes, the Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Baby's First Blocks will keep babies entertained as they work to match and sort the shapes to fit inside bucket. Comes with 10 colorful blocks perfectly sized for small hands and a bucket that doubles as a carrying case. Great for strengthening hand-eye coordination and problem-solving skills. Recommended for ages 6 months and up.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Great Bucket of Blocks! Giving to Granddaughter who just had her first birthday. A coordinate exercise for her busy little mind!”

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Laugh & Learning Kitchen

Price:$40.00

Your little chef will spend hours cooking up something fun in this sweet Fisher-Price Laugh & Learning Kitchen. The super cute kitchenette comes with a refrigerator that lights up, a sink with an interactive faucet, a working oven door and plenty of shapes to sort and cook with! This set also features music and sounds to entertain baby. Recommended for babies ages 6 months to 3 years.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“My 21 months old daughter and my nephew who is about 15 months old, love love love this kitchen. This is the only toy with which I see both of them playing for at least 20-30 minutes in one go. A great investment which will keep them entertained for the next few years.”

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Laugh & Learn Magical Lights Fishbowl

Price:$20.00

This Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Magical Lights Fishbowl will be a splash hit for babies, thanks to fun sounds and sing-along tunes. This interactive fishbowl comes with five colorful fish and a multicolor castle that lights up. Kids will begin learning about letters, shapes, colors and numbers. Your babe will be hooked on this toy for hours. Recommended for ages 6 months to 3 years.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I was skeptical because I couldn't see how any kid would like this. I am glad I trusted the reviews. Our son loves this bowl. He is 18 months now and is still dragging it with him everywhere he goes. Great toy!”