Advantages well made toy
Disadvantages none really
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Fisher Price Little People Bus*WHAT IS IT*
This is a toy from Fisher Price that encourages role play. It includes a bus driver who happens to have a red stop sign I his hand.It is a push along bus that allows you to have the bus driver and four passengers sitting in the bus if you wish (the passengers have to be purchased separately).
*WHAT IT DOES*It is a red bus that looks very cheerful and happy the headlights are eyes and underneath there is a smiling face on the bumper. The bus has large black wheels with bright bus alloys.
I bought my bus from B&M Bargains for £10 for my daughter for Christmas. What I only noticed after was that it is the American version as the bus driver sits on the left hand side however my daughter is only two so she never noticed this and I don’t think that it is overly important.On the side of the bus there is a blue sign which is red inside with a white hand which means to stop, this can be pulled out and it will make one of two sounds (either laughing children or a croaking frog). When you pull this sign out the two lights at the top of the bus will also flash. Behind the sign there is a picture of a friendly frog with stars around him.
Along both sides of the bus there are brightly coloured stickers with a sun, clouds and a picture of what looks like a moving bus.The back of the bus has pretend lights and a colour that will pop down so you can pretend your passengers are getting on and off the bus. I have to admit that this door falls off regularly however it is very easy to put it back on.
On the right hand side of the bus there is another door which opens and closes, where you would expect to get on a bus. There is also steps up onto the bus. Failing that the bus has an open top so its easy to place figures into the bus.Inside the bus is bright yellow and along the sides it looks like there is a ruler, school book, apple, pens, crayons and a school back pack are sitting on benches (these can not be taken out they are for decoration only).
There are four raised passenger seats that have a raised groove sitting out so that the Fisher Price people can fit in them exactly as they have a hole in the bottom of them. The bus drivers seat is at the front, as you would expect and it is blue in colour.When you press down the seat or put a figure into the seat it will say ‘Watch for the flashing lights’, sing a song to stop and go and to take things slow, have children laughing, have a horn beeping, say ‘everyone sit down lets go to school’.
Underneath the bus has an exhaust and pipes that are raised out of the plastic. Also the batteries are located here if you need to change them. You will need a screwdriver to do this.The figure that’s included is the bus driver he looks rather plump and is wearing a blue hat and trousers with a black belt. He is rather smart looking and is wearing a white shirt and a black tie. He has blonde hair and a smiling face. In his lend hand he is holding a red sign with a hand imprinted on it (a top sign). In his right hand he is holding a cute green frog. To be honest I have no idea what the frog represents but he looks cure. The figure is made out of good durable plastic and is hollow inside so its light-weight.
*MY OPINION*I have to say I really like the Fisher Price Little People range. I think they are well-made, durable and safe for little ones to play with. After time like most plastic toys the paint wears slightly but it isn’t bad looking. The school bus is very well made and is made out of sturdy plastic which means that it can withstand a toddler throwing it about, dropping it and chewing it without any damage being made to it.
I think the bus is a great tool for explaining to a young child that one day they will be getting on a school bus. As I don’t drive my daughter will have to get on a school bus so I have found this toy useful for explaining this to her. It is also a great role play toy for both boys and girls as the figures can be used with this bus and they are not targeted to either a boy or a girl.The only downside is that you need to buy passengers, however as my daughter has the little people farm play set so she uses the figures from this so there are passengers on the bus.
I would recommend this toy to anyone as I feel it has educational value as when your child is older you can explain to them the rules of being safe on the road and use the bus to explain different scenarios. It is a great toy to encourage role play with your child and help develop their imagination.I think it is a very well made, durable, safe toy for any little one. My daughter got this toy when she was just over 1 year old and she is now 2 and still loves to play with it.
The bus can be pushed along and she pretend people are getting on and off the bus as she pushes it along. I feel it was great value for money only costing £10. I have seen the UK version for £15 and up to £25 in some shops however I feel that the American version does just the same thing and it is not as expensive.
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