Use the Fisher-Price Laugh & Learning: Learning Piggy Bank to encourage your little one to discover, explore, learn and grow through play!
The Fisher-Price Laugh & Learning: Learning Piggy Bank is one of our biggest hits at Valued Voices! We love this fun, interactive toy for so many reasons! Designed for kiddos 6 months to 3 years, this piggy bank introduces your little one to counting, colors, animals, shapes, size, sounds, and actions. Your child will light up as they use play to learn! Below are just a few of our favorite ways to use this piggy bank with our kiddos at Valued Voices.
have your child “point to” or “show me”: colors, animals, numbers and follow simple commands (“put the cow in the bank”)
place the toys in the piggy bank and take a coin out one-by-one; your little one can then label the color, number and/or the animal they see
- Ways to expand: ask your kiddo what noise the animal makes (“what does the cow say”)
Combining 2-3 word:
Narrate what your child is doing using simple language (i.e. “push nose”, “cow in”, “coin out”, “open/close door”, “blue sheep”, “yellow duck in”, “take out cow”)
Your child can use “I want” to request a desired coin using 3-4 utterances
parents can ask a wide variety of WH-questions during this game to help their children understand various concepts. WH-Questions are a pre-cursor to literacy skills and narratives.
- WHERE: Where should we put the coin? Where is the green coin?
- WHAT: What do you see? What animal says ‘quack’?
Social Skills & Higher-Level Language: