For my daughter’s second birthday, a friend gave her a Woodkinsplay set. These wooden die cut dolls are designed for children four to seven years old; however, my daughter has enjoyed hers at a younger age and still plays with it today. Woodkinsoffers a great alternative to paper dolls, which are difficult for little hands to manipulate and are not durable. By lifting the wooden cover, children change the clothes, faces, etc. on the doll. Little swatches of cloth are placed below the cover, and when it is closed, the doll is dressed in a new outfit. You can layer the cloth swatches and easily add to the collection with scraps of cloth from home. This “sandwich” design is perfect for little hands developing fine motor skills.
There are over 73 Woodkinsproducts, so you will certainly find one to suit your child’s imagination. Woodkinshas won many awards, and this collection of wooden collection of wooden “dressable” dolls provides children with endless opportunities for imaginative play. According to the product description, “With a closet full of colorful fabrics and interchangeable magnetic faces, kids can let their imaginations run wild—creating new looks, new moods and new stories for their dolls every time they play!”