For over 70 years, Fisher-Price have been leading the way when it comes to innovative, stimulating toys to encourage kids’ learning and development.
The company was founded in 1930 in New York State, by Herman Fisher, Irving Price, his wife Margaret Evans-Price, and Helen Schelle. From the very beginning, their aim was to create developmental toys based on the principles of play value, ingenuity, strong construction, action and good value for money. The Great Depression was taking its toll across the United States, but Fisher-Price toys captured the imaginations of both parents and children, and the company quickly went from strength to strength.
Since the early 1930s, Fisher-Price has created a staggering amount of different toys – around 5000! One of the most successful ranges has been Fisher-Price Little People, a colourful selection of playsets, toys and books aimed at preschool-aged children, designed for encouraging creative play and individual learning.
Discover Your Way
Now, Fisher-Price is building on those founding principles with the launch of Discover Your Way. As a parent, you’ll know that your child reaps greater rewards when they discover things for themselves, and the experts at Fisher-Price agree that there is no one correct way for children to play. The Discover Your Way philosophy is all about helping kids discover their very own style of play, at their own pace.
Learning comes through having fun, not through an overly structured or prescriptive play regime. That’s why Fisher-Price toys are designed to encourage exploration, stimulate imagination and feed your child’s curiosity.
Fisher-Price have even developed Smart Stages, using technology that evolves as your baby grows, adjusting to your baby’s level of development. Toys such as the Laugh and Learn Puppy Learning Train have three different levels, allowing them to learn through play at their own natural pace. There are three age-appropriate stages:
- Explore, for babies from 6 months who are beginning to look at the world around them
- Encourage, for babies from 12 months, featuring lots of learning through action
- Pretend, from babies from 18 months, to encourage creative play
Popular Fisher-Price Toys
We have a huge range of Fisher-Price toys available here at Toys R Us, for children to discover their own way of play. Some of our top picks include:
This Little People Racing Ramps Garage is ideal for babies aged from 12 months. Bright and colourful, it will stimulate your little one’s imagination, whilst introducing colours, shapes and movement. With a variety of different sights and sounds, it will encourage your child to engage in role play, and they’ll soon discover that he can make things happen all by himself!
The Sunny Days Jumperoo is a baby bouncer with a difference. Your baby’s jumping will be rewarded with flashing lights, music and sounds. What’s more, everywhere baby looks, there’s something fun for him to see and do – toys include a hide and seek tiger, a swinging frog, and a monkey.
Disney Princess Palace
This beautiful palace will be a huge hit with any Disney Princess fan. Not only is it lovely to look at, but it will help encourage your child’s imaginative play times, with differently decorated palace rooms and figures of Snow White and Cinderella. Kids will be delighted when they realise placing the princesses in a specific location will release sounds and the magical dance floor will say the princess’ name!
Laugh and Learn Smart Chair
This magic seat is baby’s very own place to sit and discover new things. Incorporating Smart Stages technology, the chair’s content will change as your baby learns and grows. It will teach your child their very first words, numbers, colours and shapes, as well as playing over 50 different songs, tunes and phrases.
Laugh and Learn Love to Play Puppy
One of the most popular toys from the Laugh and Learn range here at Toys R Us. It’s not only an adorable puppy for your child to cuddle, but will also help your baby learn body parts, letters, numbers and the connections between words and images, all using fun songs, sounds and games.