ECI Toys

The House and Barn are considered “standard” play toys for the ECI, having been validated in the ECI’s initial development. The ECI normative data represent children’s communication in these two contexts.

Since development, however, Fisher-Price has made the Barn and House “sound” toys. When using these toys for ECI assessments, please remove all batteries and use the toys without sound. We have found that children tend to communicate less when playing with toys that make sounds.

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Fisher-Price Barn and House

Please see the ECI administration instructions for complete information on using the toys during an observation and modifying the toys for children with sensory impairments.

ECI Toy Purchasing Information

 

All of these toys can be purchased via online retailers such as Amazon. The tables below contain direct link options to a range of online stores where these toys are available.

Alternatively, you may go to one of the online stores listed in the table below and type the toy’s name into the store’s “search” field. While other stores may also sell these toys, these were the most popular stores that had them in stock as of our last check. If you have problems finding the toys at the stores listed here, you can search for them via Google or Shopping.com by typing in the toys’ names into the website’s search fields.

‘Hairy’ Farm Animals: When you purchase the Animal Sounds Farm, please be sure that you get the version that has animals without real ‘hair.’ These animals cannot be properly sanitized and may pose a health risk if several different children use them. The Fisher-Price link in the table below should take you to a toy set that has the appropriate animals. If you do purchase a farm with ‘hairy’ animals, you can replace the animals with items from the Replacement and Additional Items Table.

⚠Warning: Children will often explore toys by putting them in their mouths. So, it is always important to maintain close supervision of young children (birth – 3 yrs) when playing with these and any toys to avoid potential choking hazards. Also, be sure to inspect all toys before and after they are used, and discard broken, chipped, or loose pieces; torn or damaged material; and any other pieces with potentially harmful defects.

All price estimates are based on our current records. Prices may vary depending on manufacturer sales and retailer markups or discounts.

The Farm and House

Purchase them online by clicking the links in the right column.
Toy Includes Purchase Online Approximate Price
Fisher-Price Little People® Caring for Animals Farm Set Farmer, cow, calf, horse, pig, chicken, rooster.

Amazon

K-Mart

Target

 $30-40
Fisher-Price Little People® Surprise Sounds Home 3 people, bed, table, 3 chairs

 Fisher-Price Store

 Wal-Mart

$37-45

 

Replacement Parts
Purchase them online by clicking the links in the right column.
Toy Includes Purchase Online Approximate Price
Replacement Parts: Caring for Animals Farm Set food pieces, figures, and/or hardware bag For all replacement parts for this toy, please visit Fisher Price at the following link, and select your country. Animal Farm: All Replacement Parts $4-$16

Replacement Parts for the Surprise Sounds Home

hardware bag, figures For replacement hardware for this toy, please visit Fisher Price at the following link, and select your country. Surprise Sounds: Replacement Hardware

For replacement figures, please visit the following link and select your country. Surprise Sounds: Replacement Figures

$4-$10

 

Additional Items
These items can be used to complement the Barn or House to make them more appealing to children who may need more variety, or who prefer more culturally diverse toys. Most of these toys are not currently available in stores, so they must be purchased online using the links in the right column.
Toy Includes Purchase Online Approximate Price
John Deere “Animal Sounds” Hay Ride Tractor, 1 person, 4 animals

Amazon

Walmart

$20
Fisher Price Little People® Tractor Tractor, boy, gate

Amazon

Walmart

$10
Fisher Price Little People® Everything for Baby Small Set: Baby, blanket, bouncer, entertainer, diaper bag, high chair, stroller Amazon $13
Fisher Price Little People® School Bus 2 figures, 1 bus

Kohl’s

Walmart 

$10-$15
Fisher Price Little People® Baby Farm Animals 9 animals

Bed Bath &  Beyond

Walmart

$20