Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Servin’ up Fun Food Truck
Promotes role playing for heightened learning
Develops motor skills and tactile learning for your child
Has over 125 songs and sounds that help your child learn
Teaches the ABC’s and the sequence of numbers
Makes real-life sounds that allow your child to pretend they are cooking and serving like adults
Allows kids to play together and learn how to take turns
The horn does not beep
The truck takes up room in your home
How it works
The makers at Fisher-Price have created a new and fun play area for children. In the tradition of Fisher-Price toys that allow children to role play and pretend they are doing adult tasks, the company has created the Servin’ Up Fun Food Truck. With this toy, your child can pretend they are running their own food truck and serving food to customers and friends.
The truck is fully decorated and has plenty of fun areas for your child to play in that will help them build motor skills, gripping skills, colors, numbers, and language. Fisher-Price continues its long-standing method of combining learning and fun to help children grow through play. With so many areas of play and so many perks to getting your child to learn, the Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Servin’ Up Fun Food Truck is a toy that must be considered by the parent who wants their child to learn in a fun and playful way.
The side of the truck is where your little one can walk up to the truck and buy and sell food. Along the top of the side is an open/closed sign that your child can slide back and forth to let potential customers know that they are open or closed for business. There is a menu where your child can read a menu that offers all the items sold at the food truck, which are tacos, burgers, smoothies, cookies, and pizza. Those food items are also located just under the menu for purchase. On the far right side of the counter is where the smoothies are located, and they come in either large, medium, or small. Underneath the counter is a trash can and recycling bin for trash.
When you go behind the food truck is where some of the real magic happens. There is a register with menu cards so that your child can take the card of the item purchased and insert it into the register. The register will read the card and say back to your child the item they just purchased with music. Your child can also hit the keys of the register and make the register say back numbers as well.
Next to the register is a grill that makes noise when you put the hamburger on it or the pizza on it to cook, and the sink adjacent to the grill also makes real running water sounds. Next to the sink is the dish drain for the fork and plate with a hanging hook for the spatula, and then there is the steering wheel and gears for the food truck, so your child can pretend to be driving their truck to their next stop.
There are a lot of parts and a lot to do in the food truck that stimulates your child’s senses and stimulates their learning on a variety of levels.
The first level helps your child identify things around the truck as the truck speaks to your child and points out the food, the cups, and makes life-like sounds in the kitchen like running water and the sizzling of the grill.
In the second level, your child will get more advanced learning as the cash register will help them count and the menu cards will explain more information for your child to absorb.
In the third level, the truck will play music for your child helping them learn in more advanced ways. The truck will speak to your child and ask them to find certain objects around the truck so that your child will begin to understand colors and shapes and the names of everyday household objects. It’s a great way for your child to learn word association and color association.
This will help your child to be further along when they start school. When your child presses the numbers on the cash register, they will also hear the numbers and begin to learn the sequence of numbers and how to identify them and say them. Sequences is a big lesson learned with the food truck, as your child will learn all about the sequence of sizes with the smoothie cups. Your child will learn the large, medium, and small with the cups and how different sizes look. Among all of these learning experiences, your child will be able to flip the burgers on the grill, take apart the pizza, and build their tacos as they cook up food in play kitchen for you and their friends as they run their food truck.
This game is a great way to get your child to see how food is put together and they can build on their motor skills in manipulating the pieces in order for them to be put together in the proper way. The burger comes apart and your child can grill the meat on the grill and then place the meat on the bun and then place the rest of the fixings in the proper order according to the card to finish the burger and give it to their customers. The taco also comes apart and your child can build that from scratch, and the pizza can split into four pieces for sharing.
Role-playing also teaches your child how to communicate and how to use their social cues to know what is happening around them. Your child will be able to use the spatula to flip the burger or pizza, which turns into a confidence booster as they develop a skill. The truck also comes with a plate and fork, which will help your child role-play washing the dishes, which is another way they can use their imaginations to pretend to be adults.
When serving one of their customers, your child may also role play conversations that they overhear from adults, and parents can get a clearer picture in their minds of exactly what their child is picking up when they overhear conversations. Role-playing is beneficial to your child and it helps create a great bond between parent and child as Mom and Dad pay attention to what their child is learning.