Imagination Lives Here

If you have a young daughter, chances are she’s going to ask for a dollhouse at some point. There are dozens and dozens to choose from, in all different shapes, sizes, and materials. Here’s one of them I can recommend.

The good folks at Learning Curve recently sent one of their dollhouses for my daughter to review. It’s the Mrs. Goodbee Talking Dollhouse, part of Learning Curve’s new Caring Corners line of toys that encourages kids to care about others.

And my daughter’s evaluation? She’s in love with it. She thinks it’s the best dollhouse ever.

From my perspective, the house is pretty cool. When it’s opened up, it has 12 different rooms to decorate and play with. Folded up, it stores easily on the shelf and contains all the little bits and pieces into one place.

The house actually talks, with over 400 different helpful hints, playful prompts, and silly songs, all designed around sharing and caring. Oh, and using your imagination.

I love watching my kids play with the house and the figures that were included. They added their own furniture from other play sets (Littlest Pet Shop accessories fit perfectly) and I could hear their imagination take off.

Oh, wait, did I say “kids”? Shhh… Don’t tell anyone, but even my son has been having a great time with the Mrs. Goodbee Dollhouse. He had Boba Fett renting a room in the attic, and Scooby Doo fixing tacos in the kitchen.

As if just playing with this talking dollhouse wasn’t enough to teach my daughter some excellent lessons about positive behavior, the people at Learning Curve were kind enough to send along a second dollhouse, so that she could donate this wonderful toy to a local charity or needy family. She’ll be doing that next week. What a great way to kick off the Christmas giving season!

We’ve looked at five or six of the more popular dollhouses on toy store shelves, and I think the Mrs. Goodbee Dollhouse stacks up with the best of them. I really like the fact that it folds up, is made of durable plastic, and has a friendly, positive message to deliver. My daughter just likes that it’s “Fun!”

You can find Caring Corners products at just about any toy store or large retailer.

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