For my daughter’s first birthday, we gave her Melissa and Doug’s Deluxe Wooden Fold and Go Dollhouse. The recommended age rating is three years old, but we felt we could watch her closely and hide away small parts until she was older. Five years later, she still plays with her Melissa and Doug’s Deluxe Wooden Fold and Go Dollhouse, although she does wish for a bigger dollhouse. Melissa and Doug’s Deluxe Wooden Fold and Go Dollhouseis perfect for little spaces like our cabin. It is compact, yet it comes with ample wooden furniture and two wooden figurines.
Over time, we added Melissa and Doug’s Family Doll Setto extend the pretend play, as well as more wooden doll house furniture. I still remember my daughter in the early stages of talking and toilet learning playing with the dolls on the wooden potty. She would say, “Peepee in potty,” then wash the doll’s hands. She did this over and over again. Now that she is almost six, she has painted the rooms, finger knitted rugs and blankets, etc.
Parents often think of dollhouses as gender specific toys; however, I have noticed that boys love dollhouses too. Our Melissa and Doug’s Deluxe Wooden Fold and Go Dollhouse was the first toy one of my daughter’s little male friends would play with at our house. My son also enjoys our dollhouse. The large doll house at our preschool is very popular with the male students too. Melissa and Doug’s Deluxe Wooden Fold and Go Dollhouseis affordable, at about $30.00, and compact, allowing every little child a chance to have a dollhouse.
Love that dollhouse! My father built me one when I was younger and luckily I still have it.
Got the hemp bag in the mail. It’s lovely! Thank you so much. We used it today on our outing and it worked wonderfully 🙂
Hello Great topic (A Little Wooden Dollhouse)! I found this blog while looking for Dollhouses, and am glad I did. Good job!
I’ve thought about buying wooden toys from Melissa and Doug, but worry about lead paint since they are made in China. Should I worry about this? Thanks, Holly
We all want natural, safe toys for our children. When my granddaughter was a baby, I found that a more econonical way to get natural rubber teething toys is at Petco. It is not as difficult to find natural rubber dog toys and they are $4 vs. $17. Her favorite teething toy was a bone. Before you laugh, consider some of the shapes of the Vulli products. I mean, those little Chan, Pie, and Gnon toys are shaped like little tally whackers. If you do invest in the more expensive rubber toys, keep them out of the dog’s reach. Our Sophie was gone in 15 minutes when the dog found her.