When we bought our girls tablets, we were sure to install the app that limits their time playing games and watching shows to 30 minutes per day. To balance their day, we want them to play with something completely non-electronic and ideally, non-plastic, battery operated toys. They love to play dolls, so this colonial style wooden dollhouse from School Specialty was right up their alley!
What did we think of the Wooden Dollhouse from School Specialty?
My girls are in LOVE with this wooden dollhouse! As soon as I pulled it out of the box, there was a deafening level of squeals and screams and ready to play announcements. The house itself is an open concept of sorts meaning that you have the front of the house open for play so that kids can imagine and reimagine what each room is. The house is actually built to scale at a 1:1 (inch to foot) ratio that adds a level of realism to their play. We also received wooden dollhouse furniture and an assortment of families.
The wooden dollhouse furniture is also appropriately sized and scaled to this house – which is wonderful! We have had other dollhouses where the furniture was either comically large or small compared to the rest of the building. The girls have spent hours arranging and rearranging the house and the furniture layout as they change the story for the families each time.
I like that the figurine families are available in a variety of skin tones and racial ethnicities, so that children can have exposure and create that normalcy that we strive for, along those same lines, children can also expect to play with a doll that “looks like them” if they so choose!
Mostly though, our girls host giant parties with all of the families in attendance. I love the imagination play that is at work with this dollhouse!
Since it is unfinished, it is blank canvas for us and the girls have asked if we could do some interior decorating to the home. Since Miss Goose is learning to sew, this will be a great opportunity for her to make things that are smaller and more manageable. Her first order of business is curtains for the windows and some throw rugs. Miss LadyBug had requested pillows too – so we’ll see.
The wooden dollhouse from School Specialty is a wonderful buy that is well-made and kids will love! In addition to that, parents can love it for the time off of electronics where children will grow their imaginations, practice real life scenarios and also dream up creative designs. From an adult’s view point, I also love that this dollhouse has GREENGUARD Gold certification – so you can feel wonderful about how this product was made! In addition to all that good news, this wooden dollhouse also carries a lifetime guarantee against manufacturing defects, so you know you can feel confident that you have a quality product that can be passed to generations for years to come!
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