When I was a little girl, my biggest dream was to have my very own dolls house. I knew exactly what I wanted too. It had to open up so I could place the dolls house furniture all over and move it all around at will and it had to have a functioning front door. There had to be two stories; upstairs would be a complete bathroom and two bedrooms – one for the mummy and daddy dolls and one for the baby doll – and of course, what would a dolls house be without a downstairs kitchen, lounge and dining room.
There are few things that bring as much joy and happiness to a little girl than being able to play with her own dolls, dolls house and dolls house furniture. I would recommend that every parent or grandparent of a little girl make a plan of some sort to either buy or even build a dollhouse for their precious child. The hours of play that come from having one of your very own is worth all the money spent and effort put into making this magical childhood dream come true.
Dolls houses can also meet the likes and preferences of any little girl from Victorian to modern day. The options are endless – almost as much the same as they are for a real house. Miniature houses are great for play areas with space constraints, child-size, walk-in houses are wonderful for a bigger girl and one who has more play space. A garden, pool, club house, stables and tennis court are all optional extras to bring even more imaginational play into your daughter’s experiences.
The dolls themselves are also a big factor in playing house. They have to fit into the house and they need to be flexible so that they can move around and use the furniture. For example a doll with legs that don’t move makes playing slightly frustrating as her movements are very limited. The more ‘real’ the experience, the more fun there is to be had. These dolls can also if chosen carefully be a collector’s item with real value, adding another dimension to this fun activity.
It also helps if the furniture is as close to a real-life setting as possible and by this I don’t mean that it has to be operational or even look exactly the same. It just has to have all the accessories like the kitchen and bathroom appliances too. These can found to match any dolls house or bought in a set, with so many detailed and varying types and designs, from porcelain to plastic, or they can be custom made which makes them all the more unique and personalised.
Having a dolls house fitted with furniture and dolls isn’t only something little girls enjoy either. Many adults enjoy collecting and adding to their childhood collections of their dolls houses and furniture. So you never know this could turn out to be a future hobby of your little one. On top of this, there are also the generations of children who follow in the family who can share in the joy of real play and using their imaginations, instead of just sitting in front of the television or computer.
Patricia Jones -
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