Top 5 My First farmyard toys
Our favourite My First farmyard toys around now
Why buy them?
Small world play with miniature toys such as farms and farmyard animals can help to build your child’s communication and social skills. They’ll spend hours acting out make believe games which will help to stimulate their creativity and also cooperation skills if they are playing alongside other children. But as well as the role play benefits, these toys will also help them understand more about the environment and about where our food comes from.
What to spend
There is a fairly wide price range on this type of toy, from a few pounds for a basic set of animals to over £40 for a set with buildings and lots of figures.
What to look for
Sets with a variety of animals, and accessories such as fences and troughs to add another level of play. For younger children toys that have interactive features, such as lights and sounds, can help to keep them stimulated, too.
Lights and sounds farm tractor, £22, ELC
A chunky and colourful tractor that’s just perfect for little hands to play with and push along. It comes with a tractor and trailer, plus a farmer to drive it and a cow. When the tractor’s chimney is pressed, it activates lights and sounds to add to the fun.
Farm set, £14.97, Little Tikes
A simple well priced set ideal for toddlers aged 18 months and over. Pieces include a farmhouse, feeding station, tree, duck, horse and farmer to look after them all. The set needs two AA batteries as it makes a series of animal sounds that will help teach your child about farmyard life and the animals that live there.
Farm adventures set, £47.99, DUPLO
You always get double fun with a Lego or Duplo toy as you have to build it before you play! This set comes with five animals, three people including a farmer, a tractor, plus a farmhouse with all mod cons. Suitable for children aged two and up.
Wooden farm set, £22, Jojo Maman Bebe
Made from wood, this bumper set has everything a toddler needs for hours of play. As well as a barn and tractor, there’s also a series of fences, so children can create pens for the animals. 16 assorted farmyard animals from pigs to sheep are also included, and there are even hay bales to help feed them all!
Discover the farm jumbo tub, £12, The Entertainer
A set of plastic animals and other farm accessories that come in a handy tub, so are easy to store and transport. As well as the animals, which include sheep, horses, cows, and chickens, there are also fences and a feeding trough, so your child can build a realistic farmyard scene. A great basic set to introduce your child to farmyard life.