I was a little nervous when I first opened up the Fisher Price Little People A to Z Learning Zoo. My mom had given it to my daughter as a holiday gift. I think Fisher Price has excellent quality toys, many with great educational value. This toy looked like it would live up to my expectations. It is just that there are so many pieces!
This toy involves an electronic mat with an alphabet trail. There is an animal mode and an alphabet mode. In the first one, if you press the button you will hear the sound that animal makes. In the second mode, if you press the button you will hear the name of the animal. There are 26 stops on the alphabet trail, corresponding to the letters of the alphabet. Yes, this means this set also comes with 26 animal figures that represent each letter of the alphabet! Luckily, Fisher Price was nice enough to include a clear zippered bag that can be used to store the many figures. There is also a zookeeper with a car and wagon of food.
I think this toy can be a lot of fun. My 2-year old daughter so far has mostly enjoyed dumping the animals out and putting them back into the bag. I plan to keep the mat displayed and the animals easy for her to access. I'm thinking that, with time, she will become curious about the other features of this toy and start to press more buttons and interact with it more. This is not a cheap toy but I think it is worth the price tag due to the quality and educational value of this play set. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a quality, educational toddler toy.