Fisher Price Little People School Bus

The Little People School Bus ride on is designed for use by children ages 1-3 and is one of the toys NOT on the Mattel recall lists. No worries about lead paint on this sticker decorated push, pull, ride and scoot toys perfect for your toddler.


Review: Fisher Price Little People School Bus

Published 23:14 pm

Fisher Price toys and Mattel in particular have been attracting a great deal of negative attention, but even with all the recent recalls and negative media when my daughters both refused to release this toy from their hot little hands I knew I had to allow them to try it at home. It's not on any recall lists; it's not painted so I shouldn't have to worry about lead. It's the Fisher Price Little People School Bus.

The bus itself is in the primary colors of yellow, red, and blue. The main section of the bus is yellow, with a lift up seat where children can store toys or other little "treasures" you may or may not wish they had brought into the house to show you. There is a blue handle so that toddlers may use it to steady themselves while they are walking around outside or in the house. Older toddlers or preschoolers will enjoy being able to sit and scoot the bus around the house or neighborhood. The "steering wheel" is actually two handles similar to a bike and designed for little hands. I think they are a little too small as I have to use those handles to pick up the bus and carry it to put it away.

Sticker decals which are factory applied add to the authentic look of the bus and the sticker eyes and nose create a friendly face features. Inside the "cab" of the front of the bus are two "little people" Carlos the Bus Driver and Maggie, who wears a yellow rain hat and slicker - I have never been able to determine why. Little fingers may rotate the red stop sign on the bus located on the side to simulate the stop sign on real school buses. In front of the seat there are two more little people, who are unnamed but appear to be children.

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So many children's toys are not complete without lights and sounds and the Fisher Price Bus is no different. On the top of the front cab section are two red lights which flash when the lights and sounds buttons have been activated. The bus driver and "Maggie" move up and down when the lights and sounds buttons have been played. Some fine motor skills are encouraged with the ability to push the little people children up and down while riding on the seat. On the seat portion there are three buttons that you can push to activate the lights, and sounds. The sounds include the honking of a horn; the bus driver calling out to get on board and approximately 4 other comments and sounds.

While there is no on/off power button, there is a sound button located on the bottom of the bus to allow for hi and low sounds as well as mute. It is lightweight so I have been able to easily transport it from house, to car, to park and back. It is sturdy, durable, easily washable, and both children enjoy it so much that I almost wish I had purchased two, but it does give me the opportunity to teach them to take turns.

It came with three AAA batteries. Ours was purchased at Kohl's inside the store where for some reason the children can actually reach the toys, causing parents to almost have to buy them so that they don't leave the store with people wondering why their children are screaming at them.

The only changes I would recommend for this toy is that the little people could be removed from the school bus to use in other little people toys. The girls have the Little People School Bus and it would be nice to have more people to put in it as well as the Little People swings from a playground set. Additionally, while it was easily put together (insert blue handle and then you are done), the handle removes very easily, just about every time I pick the toy up. It does provide for some wonderful gross motor development and balance time.

If I were to rate on a scale of 1-5, it would probably be a 3.5. The children love it; they were frustrated at first because they too wanted to remove the people but they have figured out how to store toys in the seat, push and pull it around as well as ride on it. They ask to take it to the park whenever we go and all their friends gathered round it in an attempt to play with it too. I guess that's the mark of a good toy purchase - all the other children want to play too.

Bestselling Fisher Price Little People School Bus Products in 2020


Little People Fisher-Price Friendly School

Little People Fisher-Price Friendly School
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • School playset introduces toddlers to making friends with music & phrases
  • Push the Discovery Buttons for songs, sounds, phrases & fun actions
  • Working teeter-totter, spinning globe, real metal bell & more hands-on play
  • Playset folds for storage with figures & play pieces inside
  • For kids ages 1-5 years

Fisher-Price Little People Choo-Choo Zoo Train

Fisher-Price Little People Choo-Choo Zoo Train
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Press down on the bed of the train to activate a sing-along song!
  • Press down on train whistle to hear it blow!
  • Roll the train along for even more fun sounds!
  • Train includes Train Conductor figure, polar bear, gorilla and food piece
  • So get on board with all the musical fun
  • Includes train conductor, polar bear and gorilla with a food crate
  • Press down on the bed to activate a song!
  • Press the smoke stack to hear fun sounds
  • Roll along for even more great sounds!
  • Kids will have a blast with this train!

Fisher-Price Little People Big Helpers Family, Caucasian

Fisher-Price Little People Big Helpers Family, Caucasian
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Includes 3 figures: Mom, Dad, and Baby

Fisher-Price Little People Lil' Movers School Bus

Fisher-Price Little People Lil' Movers School Bus
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Press down on the driver’s seat for lights, sounds and a song about “stop & go”!
  • Roll the bus along for a wiggly-wobbly ride!
  • Side and back doors open & close
  • Stop sign flips open
  • Includes plane, Sofie, Koby and Eddie the bus driver figures and a wheel chair play piece

Fisher-Price Little People Sending Letters Mail Truck

Fisher-Price Little People Sending Letters Mail Truck
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • ​Push the discovery button to "send" a letter!
  • ​Press the lever to deliver letters!
  • ​Includes mail truck, sidewalk with mailbox, mail carrier Ethan figure & 4 letters
  • ​Push the Discovery Button to "send" a letter^​Press the lever to deliver letters^​Includes mail truck, sidewalk with mailbox, Mail Carrier Ethan figure & 4 letters^Mail Carrier Ethan loves his job delivering mail to all the people in his community^Great introduction to cause and effect

Fisher-Price Little People Swing & Share Treehouse Playset

Fisher-Price Little People Swing & Share Treehouse Playset
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Push the Discovery Button to swing back & forth and hear fun songs, sounds & phrases!
  • Ruff, ruff! Turn the second Discovery Button to move the dog in & out of the doghouse
  • Drop the figures through the trap door of the treehouse (Wee!)
  • Soft, fabric leaves on the tree
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Fisher-Price Little People Sit with Me School Bus

Fisher-Price Little People Sit with Me School Bus
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Includes School Bus, Bus Driver Emily & Eddie figures
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Fisher-Price Little People Travel Together Friend Ship

Fisher-Price Little People Travel Together Friend Ship
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Go for a "spin" on the jet ski, snap on the snorkel for underwater exploration, grab a snack on the dock, or throw in a line & "reel" in the catch of the day!
  • Open the cruise ship to reveal a multi-level vacation destination with swinging hammock, fold-out pier, and more!
  • Press the captain’s seat for exciting songs, sounds & phrases
  • Press the bottom discovery button to swing Mia in the hammock!

Fisher-Price Little People School Children Boy and Girl

Fisher-Price Little People School Children Boy and Girl
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • ​Includes 2 figures: School Children Boy and Girl
  • Sized just right for little hands
  • Collect them all
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