Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Some Moovelous Farm Toys from Learning Resources. Review and Giveaway.

Although I look outside and it is totally pouring it down with miserable grey skies. It is now officially Spring time. The one thing I love to do at spring time is visiting the farm. In fact we have already taken Lily last week to see the animals. 

Learning Resources are currently running an On the Farm Campaign and so we were delighted when they asked us to be involved and sent us some Farm Toys to review. 

They sent us Hide-n-Go Moo and Jumbo Farm Animals - Mommas and Babies




We first decided to try the Hide-n-Go Moo.

This toy is a really nice compact toy. Its a really nice shape and size that doesn't take up much room and so is easy for storage. The animals all come inside the barn and then can be stored away in it afterwards. The easy storage of toys is actually something i'm now really looking at as we have limited storage space and sometimes it can be hard to keep all toys toggether when it is a set.

The idea to the toy is that your child can reach inside the barn and pull out different animals. The animals all come as adults and babies so then your child can also match them up when they pull them out. There are 4 different types of farm animals inside. Each with a baby and so that makes 8 animals total. The animals are of really good quality plastic. Really thick and chunky and also not to big or not to small. Perfect for little hands to grasp. I also think they are really cute and colourful. The barn is great and had details of doors and windows around it. Also a haystack of hay at the back which Lily was loving doing imaginative play with and making the animals eat the hay. 


The barn has a opening at the top which has rubber flaps so the animals are hidden inside but so your child can get there hand inside to grab the animals. Its nice and soft so your child's hands won't get hurt when they do this.

I did find that this toy was very simple and I probably would of given it to Lily at around 18 months. Around that age she really loved putting things inside boxes and then taking them back out of it again. Also as the animals aren't that small and so not a choking risk. Lily has never been a child to put things in her mouth anyway luckily. That said she did still enjoy playing with the toy and still got enjoyment out of putting them inside and out of the barn. As a parent who loves to help Lily learn I am always trying to think of ways that the toys can be educational. Learning Resources toys always have many ways to do this and so I could teach Lily about different animals, sizes big and small, and also counting. 

Lily really enjoyed telling me about the different animals and also telling me which was a baby and which was a mummy as she says. Although I did encourage her that some could be a daddy to. 



This toy is great for so many Learning Areas. It helps - 
  • Hand and Eye Co-ordination
  • Learning about Farm Animals
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Develops Imagination
  • Learn Big and Small 
  • Matching
Hide-n-Go Moo is aimed at children 2+ and is RRP £22.70 and can be bought on the Learning Resource website.  

The next toy was the Jumbo Farm Animals - Mommas and Babies

Lily owns a few animals but not all the farm animals and so this was great for her to receive. The set comes with A cow, pig, goose, sheep and all their babies.


Just like all Learning Resource toys the animals are all of really good quality plastic. The fact that they are jumbo size makes it really good for little hands and with no risk of a child as young as 2 putting them in their mouth and choking. The word jumbo does make them sound like they are really big. But they are not. They are just of a decent chunky size. See here for the comparison of them in Lily's hands. 



Lily really enjoyed playing with the animals. Pairing them up with the babies and also placing them in a line. The animals are a great topic to talk about and so these are a great resource for learning about what the animals are called, what their babies are called and what noises they make. Having these toys was great because it actually brought to my attention that Lily was getting confused with the cow and calling it a horse. I thought that Lily knew it was a cow and so this was something we worked on over the next few days with the cow. Lily has been playing with them for over a week now and when I ask her what it is, she now says cow. Its great that they have helped Lily learn something new.


Another way we decided to play with the animals was by making a farm out of the box the animals came in. We went outside and collected grass, soil, and rocks. I then placed it all in the box like a little farm. Lily loved this and had the pigs jumping in the mud and the sheep eating the grass. It made a great activity to do with the farm animals and we then could have a discussion about where the animals lived and what the animals ate. It was also a great way to re use the box that the animals came in. The animals easily wipe clean to with a wet cloth or wet wipe. Its advised that they aren't dunked into water as they have little holes in them and so its great that they wipe clean so easily. 


These farm animals are a must have toy and have so many play and learning opportunities to them. You can play and learn with them by - 
  • Matching them up with their babies
  • Talking about the animals, where they live, what noises they make etc
  • Making a Farm
  • Taking them with you to the farm
  • Building a farm house for them to live in
  • Teaching the animal names and babies names
They also help develop - 
  • Imagination
  • Language Skills
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Learning and Understanding of the World
This set is aimed at 2+ and is RRP £30.25 and can be bought from the Learning Resource Website

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61 comments:

  1. Lambs, as she has fed them a few times when we visit our local farm during the Springtime!

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  2. My grandson loves pigs , hes thinks there funny when there rooting in the mud

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  3. Catherine Devonport12 April 2017 at 13:35

    My granddaughter loves cows we play animal sounds she gets so excited by the mooooo haha x

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  4. My granddaughter's favourite farm animal is a cow. There is a farm near where my daughter & granddaughter lived, & my husband & I used to take our granddaughter to see the animals. We would buy buckets of animal feed for the animals. My granddaughter especially loved feeding the cows. You fed them by putting the food on top of the fence post, then the cow would stick out its tongue and scoop up all the food with its huge tongue. My granddaughter found this fascinating and we'd often use up an entire bucket of feed just on the cows.

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  5. I'd guess that my daughter's favorite farm animal is a sheep. She loves Baa Baa Black Sheep and Mary Had a Little Lamb.

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  6. he loves all animals but I think the Cow edges it because of all the mooing!

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  7. Pigs because they oink and are cute.

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  8. My little one loves sheep as she sees them everyday

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  9. Sheep because they make baa sounds.

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  10. I don't have any children but would love to win this prize for charity, to go to Romania.

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  11. SHEEP! - mainly due to my obsession with Shaun the sheep, LOL!

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  12. She likes Chickens because she loves collecting their eggs

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  13. MooCow as he calls them, cows. I think he likes the sound they make i.e. Moo. As well as them being easy to identify when seen in a field etc.

    Rachel Craig

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  14. My little grandson likes cockerels seems to be more interested in birds , geese, chickens ducks and swans.

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  15. Chickens, finds others a bit scary.

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  16. My Granddaughter loves ducks, she always wants to hold them, but of course she never can

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  17. Ducks, we have a farm playset & my youngest loves putting the ducks in the pond!

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  18. Pigs because they have so much fun walking in the mud!

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  20. Cows .....because he has his own Highland cow & it eats potatoes out of his hand.

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  21. A family friend has an Alpaca farm, my kids went there recently and didnt want to leave

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  22. I asked my daughter and she said sheep because they are cuddly and soft!

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  23. Horses because they are huge and furry (apparently lol - Phoenix's answer when I asked her).

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  24. My great niece loves lambs, she loves to watch them in the field

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  25. My son like the Sheep especially at this time of year when they are lambing and Granfer has lots of tame lambs that need feeding. Alfie also enjoys shearing time and folding up the fleeces.

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  26. They love sheep as we see them every day.

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  27. She loves pigs as she thinks the noise they make is really funny.

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  28. My kids love wheel!

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  29. Goats because they sometimes headbutt lol

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  30. She loves pigs because they are like peppa pig 🐷

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  31. My little one loves pigs. Absolutely adores them. (As do I)

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  32. My little one loves cows, he loves the sounds they make

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  33. Pigs- I think only because they are pink and it is a bright colour!

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  34. Goats - and he can be as cheeky as them!

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  35. I think it's the pigs...he likes the way they roll around in the mud and make a lot of noise - think he empathises? ;)

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  36. My daughter likes pigs because she says her favourite colour is Pink. x

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  37. I asked my daughter what her favourite farm animal was and she said giraffes...!! Haha, she clearly needs this set!

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  38. the youngest loves pigs because of the noises lol

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  39. My daughter use to love chickens - wanted to cuddle them x

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  40. My little girl loves the pigs cos they roll around in muddy puddles and make funny noises x

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  41. Pigs just because they make funny noises and movements.

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  42. They love chickens as they think they are cute and cuddly

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  43. Pigs because she has a favourite one on cbeebies

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  44. my girls love horses, not sure why, is just something they love seeing while we are driving.

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  45. My son loves sheep because he has just learnt how to baa!

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  46. My son loves cows. No idea why but one of the 1st things he said was moo so guess it's come from there

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  47. my boys like hens, they think they are so funny

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  48. My little ones both love the goats, they call them sheep with horns! Lol :)

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  49. Chickens - they lay eggs and make lots of noise

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  50. My little girl loves all the baby animals at the farm as they are 'so sweet' as she always says. She likes looking after them. Lovely prize.

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  51. ducks. it was one of the first words she could say

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  52. my little man loves cows because they make funny noises :D

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  53. My youngest Imogen's is currently a cow because it's the first animal noise she can make :P

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  54. My Granddaughter loves horses as her other Grandma has one & she goes to see it all the time.

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  55. my daughter loves birds and chickens, birdy was one of her first words :)

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  56. We recently took my grandson to graves park Sheffield and he loved the cockrals he thought the chicken were funny too so many different kinds

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  57. Cows, I think he just likes the sound of 'Moo' :-D

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  58. i'm going with cows as that's what he's been calling every animal he sees lately

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  59. Cows because we have a lot of them in the fields near us.

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