My daughter has a Loving Family Dollhouse made by Fisher Price and it is one of the toys that has grown with her. She got it at 3 years old and she loved it then. She is now almost 8 years old and still plays with the dollhouse frequently. She does use it in different ways than she did when she was 3 and it is interesting to see how her play developed. I think that this dollhouse encourages creativity and imagination which are important in the development of a child.
Let me tell you about the dollhouse. It is a 3 story house with 7 rooms: living room, kitchen, den, baby’s room, bedroom, bathroom, and attic room. There are stairs that can go from the bottom level to the middle level and then flip up to go from the middle level to the top level! Very ingenious use of a single piece, in my opinion! It is decorated with intricate details both on the inside and outside of the house. The house can fold up with dolls and furniture inside for easy storage.
The dollhouse my daughter has came with some of the dolls and furniture. You can always buy more with accessory kits that are available. For example, we bought the bathroom set so we could have a toilet, sink, tub, and more for the doll’s bathroom. The house came with a mom, dad, brother, sister, and twin babies. It has living room furniture such as a sofa and entertainment center with television. It also came with a bedroom set including a bed and side table with lamp. And, it has a crib for each twin complete with mobile to hang from the crib, 2 blankets, and a swing that could hang in the living room and holds both babies! The babies are obviously boy and girl as they are dressed in pink and blue. Both the mom and dad are made in such a way that they can hold the babies in their arms.
As I mentioned, the detail on this house is amazing. The inside has stickers that show details, such as books on a bookshelf and pots and pans in the kitchen. The outside has flowerboxes and a doorbell, as an example. The house stands about 2 feet high and each adult doll is about 5 inches tall. I know that you can buy this house with different types of people in it. Our house came with Caucasian people.
My daughter loves this house because she can play so many different things with it. The family can do things that our family does or she can act out scenes of events she wishes would really happen. I love that the dolls are a perfect size…not too small and not overly large. They dolls have movable joints and look like real people. I also like that there are no really small pieces. When things would have small pieces they are attached to another piece. For example, there is a dinner try and all the food is attached to one part, which makes it much bigger and safer for small children plus it is easier to keep track of!
The only thing I don’t like about this house is that when you buy accessory sets there winds up being a lot of pieces and the extras don’t always fit into the house when it is closed up so you have to find another place to put them. It is a minor inconvenience for sure!