This is easily one the best Little People sets and one of the cutest toys I've ever seen. Whoever thought of combining a fire station and a pet rescue center was a genius! There's something for every child in this set whether they enjoy vehicles or animals. It's gender-neutral and has many adorable details. I was able to get this on sale and since it has 6 figures it is definitely worth what I paid (25 dollars). You get a boy and girl figurine (a fireman and pet rescue worker), a cat and dog, and a firetruck and a helicopter.
I got this for my 21-month-old son for Christmas and he enjoys playing with it and I know as he starts understanding pretend play we will get even more use out of it. Since he was about 9 months old he has been obsessed with cars and vehicles in general, so I knew he would like the helicopter and truck. His favorite part right now is having me place the fire truck behind the doors and then he pushes the button and the firetruck rolls out to music. We've done this easily 25 times now :-). The helicopter blades spin if you put it on the landing pad and turn the handle. Inside the rescue center there's a food bowl and bed built-in to the floor. I've been teaching my son to feed the pets and put them down for a nap. There is also a bathtub on the top floor and you can wash the pets with fake bubbles. The kitty can get "stuck" in a couple of places on the tree and then rescued with the extending ladder in the fire truck (or the helicopter can swoop in and grab her). Super cute!
This set closes so it doesn't take up too much space. My only complaints are that the truck is a bit difficult for my son to line up (the ladder has to be in the proper straight and lowered position otherwise it gets stuck when the doors open). In addition, the helicopter is a little frustrating for him to put in position so the blades spin. This set closes but only if you fit the truck inside diagonally. These are all minor problems and I know the former two complaints will not be an issue as my son gets older and more coordinated.
I highly recommend this playset; we are having loads of fun. As my son grows I think he will enjoy making up scenarios about putting out fires, rescuing cats, and giving a checkup to the animals.
Toddlers become tiny heroes of their Fisher-Price Little People community with this interactive pet rescue playset! When a kitty friend gets stuck in a tree, your toddler can press the Discovery Button to turn on the light at the firestation and send Firefighter Rob and his truck racing into action with songs and phrases. Need air support? Turn the crank to get the helicopter's propellers spinning—time to fly! When kitty is safely back on the ground, Mia can take her to the vet center to make sure she's OK before taking her back to the pet adoption center, where a puppy friend is waiting for his bath. With this super fun playset, toddlers see how animals depend on people to care for and assist their four-legged friends! Where development comes into play Sensory: Soft tree leaves, bright colors & lights, and fun sounds & phrases stimulate your toddler's developing senses. Curiosity & Wonder: As toddlers discover how to press the Discovery Button to send in the firetruck with all its fun sounds, they'll see how their actions can make fun things happen—a great intro to cause & effect! Emotions & Self-Expression: As kids rescue & care for the animals, they're beginning to learn what it feels like to take care of someone else.