Scott’s Toy Box: Fisher Price Little People Play ‘n Go Schoolhouse Playset
To celebrate 50 years of their Little People toys, Fisher Price has come out with 50th anniversary play sets. The play set I got to play with was the Play ‘N Go School House.
I remember way back in preschool my classroom had the Little People School house, so playing with this brought back many memories. However, this isn’t the same school house I played with back then.
The major difference is the size of the pieces. Now the little people and their accessories are much bigger than the ones of my childhood (making them less of a choking hazard.) This makes the toy safer and easier for younger children to play with it.
The school house comes with a teacher, a student and a dog. It also comes with two desks and a merry-go-round for its playground. All of these things fit comfortably inside the schoolhouse so your child can take the play set on the road easily.
Sadly the schoolhouse is just a carrier. It doesn’t have a chalkboard nor the alphabet magnets like the one I remember, but this really isn’t a big deal. Magnets do stick to the side of the tin so magnetic number and letters can be used and preschoolers probably shouldn’t play with chalk anyway.
A Little People DVD also comes with the set. The DVD with the school house contains five animated episodes each about four minutes long. In these episodes kids can learn about rhyming, vowels and how to say “thank you.”
This toy is good for preschoolers from one year-old and up and for any of those who are nostalgic for their preschool days.
Also available: The Little People 50th anniversary Play ‘N Go Farm, which comes with a sheep, cow, farmer and tractor. The barn serves as a carrying case, as well, making this a portable, fun toy for little ones. Look for a 50th anniversary Play ‘N Go home and Play ‘N Go Fire Station as well. Each available at all major retailers in the neighborhood of $18.00 MSRP.