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The 4 Best Dollhouses for Toddlers That They’ll Truly Love

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Are you looking to add a doll house to your toddler’s toy collection? Want to find out which one will be the best for your little one and fits within your budget? To help you out we have found 4 of the best dollhouses for toddlers that are worth checking out!

What to look for in a doll house for a toddler?

Toddlers are usually in the 1 to 3 age bracket, so the all important factors that we think needs to be considered when investing in a doll house is:

  • Age appropriate
  • Good quality
  • Larger items to prevent choking
  • Provides plenty of play opportunities
  • Promotes imaginative play
  • Easy to move around
  • It may be worth spending a little extra on a dollhouse that will last your child a few extra years. Look for the age range from 1-5 as opposed to 1-2 years.
  • Can pieces be added to make a collection?
  • Do you want your toddler’s dollhouse to have a range of sounds and music to help with their develop?

Our top 4 picks!

Fisher-Price My First Dollhouse

Fisher-price have a colorful doll house that will delight youngsters and provide a play experience that any toddler will enjoy.

A three story doll house that helps to promote your child’s finger and hand dexterity comes with five rooms that set the scene for your little one to allow their imagination to run wild and create everyday scenarios.

The fisher-price my first dollhouse set includes mom, dad, and baby and comes with several accessories items that are sized just right for little one’s hands.  Suitable for children 24 months to 5 years this is sure to be a definite hit with that special toddler in your life.

Pros:

  • Sized right for little one’s hands.
  • Promotes imaginative play.
  • A durable dollhouse that will handle toddlers rough play.

Cons:

  • Finding additional accessories for the dollhouse is difficult or very expensive.

Fisher-Price Little People Surprise and Sounds Home

Fisher-price little people surprise, and sound home is a hit with many toddlers due to the 50+ sounds, songs, and phrases.

Filled floor to ceiling with new learning and fine motor activities for little ones to explore. A few features include pressing the alarm clock to flip Emma out of bed,  open the oven and refrigerator door for lights and phrases and lift the toilet seat for flushing and other crazy sounds.

Children are loving the handle features which allows them to close the house up and take anywhere.  A bright, colorful dollhouse that will impress your little one is working looking into!

Pros:

  • Manufacturers recommended age 12 months to 5 years
  • Promotes imaginative and role play
  • Lightweight and portable
  • The figures and furniture included are sturdy and perfect for little hands.

Cons:

  • Many of the furniture pieces can not be removed from the Dollhouse

Melissa and Doug Fold and Go Wooden Dollhouse

Melissa and Doug provide a portable wooden dollhouse that opens up wide to allow for easy access for little fingers.

The Melissa and Doug Fold and Go Wooden Dollhouse comes fully furnished and includes two working doors, two flexible wooden play people, and 11 wooden furniture pieces.  Suitable for the older toddlers of 3 years and up.

The dollhouse closes for compact storage and is fitted with a chunky handle that allows children to move the dollhouse around quickly.

The Melissa and Doug Fold and Go Wooden Dollhouse is built to last and is ideal for promoting children’s imaginative play, storytelling, and fine motor skills.

Pros:

  • Comes fully furnished
  • Supports children’s imagination, storytelling, and fine motor skills
  • Portable Dollhouse with a durable handle.
  • Additional toys can be purchased extra to go with the dollhouse

Cons:

  • Frequent feedback has indicated that pieces to the Dollhouse have fallen apart easily.
  • No latch attached to keep the dollhouse together when closed up.

V-Tech Go! Go!  Smart Friends Busy Sounds Discovery Home

V-Tech Go! Go!, smart friends, busy sounds discovery home is a bright, colorful playhouse that toddlers are loving.

Suitable for toddlers aged 1 – 5 years, the vetch smart friends busy sounds discovery home has some fantastic features including 7 interactive points that bring the characters to life with interesting phrases, motion, and lights.

The V-Tech Go! Go! , smart friends, busy sounds discovery home includes  35+ songs, melodies, sounds and phrases that will keep your little ones entertained for hours.

Easy to set up and promotes imaginative play and fine motor skills – this doll house will place a smile on any toddlers face.

Pros:

  • Colorful dollhouse with pieces that fits in small toddler hands
  • Provides plenty of play opportunities
  • Additional items can be purchased separately to go with the dollhouse
  • Have many songs, melodies sounds, and phrases that kids love.

Cons:

  • The elevator can break easily with rough play.
  • Slide can unclick easily

At a Glance Comparison

Fisher-Price My First Dollhouse

 

Fisher-Price lIttle People Surprise and Sounds Home

 

Melissa and Doug Fold and Go Wooden Dollhouse

 

V-Tech Go! Go!  Smart Friends Busy Sounds Discovery Home

 

Suitable 12 months to 5 years

 

Promotes imaginative play and fine motor skills

 

Includes 50+ sounds songs and phrases.

 

Comes with furniture and little people.

 

Comes with handle

Suitable 24 months to 5 years.

 

Comes with 3 figurines

 

Five rooms to encourage roleplay and imagination.

 

Promotes finger/hand dexterity

Suitable for older toddlers 3+ years

 

Folding wooden dollhouse with 2 flexible play figures and  11 pieces of wooden furniture.

 

Sturdy carry handles

 

Opens up wide for easy play access.

Suitable 12 months to 5 years.

 

35+ Songs, melodies, sounds and phrases.

 

Encourages imaginative play

 

Ideal for little toddler hands

 

Comes with a carry handle.

Which dollhouse is right for your toddler?

Our search has shown us that there are many types, styles, and sizes of dollhouses available.  Our top 4 are all suitable for toddler aged children and all help to promote little one’s imagination while offering plenty of play opportunities.  Which one is your favorite?

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