The fun and crazy world of Kids- By the Mum behind the world famous brisbanekids.com.au. Showcasing child friendly products, ideas and fun, because all kids are monkey bum banana heads.
Friday, December 10, 2010
The Coolest Dollhouses, for boys.. and girls
My to be 4 year old son loves role play and all things pretend. We were at a friends place the other day and he had a great time playing with his dinosaurs on a girls dollhouse. Granted it mostly consisted of dinosaurs throwing each other down the stairs, but there was also some great relationship building between the dinosaurs. So that’s when I decided I would like to get a dollhouse. (Now I know, sexist smshmexist blah blah blah.. but truly my boy would prefer a castle to a barbie house- right or wrong- please dont judge me)
MY husband initially freaked, but being a builder, I responded with a suggestion he could build an elaborate castle. Needless to say, after not much interestin that direction- I began the hunt. This blog is about what I found.
To ensure balance I have also included a couple of cool girly ones. Can I just say.. they aren’t cheap, and I for one am not necessarily into expensive presents- BUT this could be something a whole family could go in on, like a trampoline. (Mmmm trampoline or dollhouse.. not a qn to ask my husband)
So this is the first one I came across- You can find this at Bubba Bling- and its made by Kid Kraft (as are a lot of the coolest toys)
Totally Boy Friendly
Then we have the farm themes- You can find them at Metro Mum. Farms appeal because obviously there a lot of animal obsessed boys out there, and this is a way to extend on their play.
This one made by Maxim
Then we have these scandanavian designed treehouses which are just CRAZY amazing
This one from Metro Mum- made by Plan Toys
There are also kits you can get- on ebay (where I found this one) but you can them from all sorts of places-
There are also guides online about how to build and choose the perfect dollhouse- One example of this is a blog that goes through step by step about how to select the size, the type - step by step- here is one of their end results-
And the pretty picture perfect dollhouses (if I have a girl someday- I am so getting one)
And finally - and maybe the best - The Rocket. It comes with a working elevator, space vehicles, aliens, glow in the dark moon bits AWESOME!!!
This is another KidKraft creation- found this one on ebay -awesome :)
There is a whole crazy world out there of dollhouses and the crazy accessories that come with them. My advice is if you want a dollhouse- google- cool boys/ or cool girls dollhouses and search under images only- it saves you a lot of time and shows you the best. Also check Ebay because there are heaps available on their as well. Finally.. dont be afraid of buying a boy a dollhouse- they open up so many opportunities for relationship role plays, talking about feelings and throwing dinosaurs down the stairs.