The good news is:  there are some wonderful doll houses to choose from!   Here's a brief rundown on some of the options:

- Plan Toy is a great choice for younger children, and is made from wood

- Calico Critters is a super-cute line of doll houses with animal families

- Playmobil is the most elaborate, with several houses, and many themes beyond the dollhouses that can be used together with the house

- Melissa & Doug also has some wooden dollhouse choices; the Victorian dollhouse is the classic, but they seem to constantly have supply issues with it.... right now we have the furniture in but no dollhouses although we've had them on order all year...

Age-wise, Plan Toy is for the youngest, then Calico, then Playmobil, and Melissa & Doug fits somewhere in-between.

 

Playmobil Dollhouses

Playmobil is rated for ages four and up.  Playmobil%20Grande%20Mansion.jpgThis two storey "Grand Mansion" house with an attic has five rooms and plenty of space for the extended family.  Furniture is purchased separately, and the sets of furniture make a nice add-on gift for family members or friends.  Because of the detail in this dollhouse, it will provide many years of enjoyment.    All doors and windows open and close.  An expansion floor is available.  There is assembly required including some fairly tiny pieces, but once it's together it's sturdy.  The Grande Mansion is our most popular dollhouse.

 

Next in line is the Playmobil Modern House with a contemporary, suburban design. This house is much simpler than the Grand Mansion.  It comes with a family. lawn chair, pond and movable flower bed.  Room furniture can be purchased separately.

 

 

 

Another Playmobil dollhouse is the "My Take Along Doll House".  This is much simpler and targetted at a lower age group.  The big appeal is that it folds up and can easily be taken along for play when travelling or visiting.  Furniture is included.  Playmobil%20My%20Take%20Along%20Doll%20House.jpg

Posted on Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 01:15AM by Registered CommenterTurtle Pond Toys | Comments1 Comment