Doll houses are one of the classic childhood toys. They have been popular for generations because doll houses stimulate creative undirected play. The Little Tikes doll house has been updated over the years, but even the older models are wonderful playthings for children aged two and older.
The current Little Tikes doll house is made in a Victorian style done up in shades of purple. The rooms are large and easily accessible, making it easier for children to set up their dolls wherever they want. The doll house stands two stories tall (38.5 inches). And, because of the high ceilings, 12 inch tall fashion dolls also fit into the dollhouse. That means that the accessories you can buy with a Barbie or other fashion doll will be approximately to scale, too. So if you have a Barbie car, pet, horse, or swimming pool, they will fit in nicely with the Little Tikes doll house.
Little Tikes products are known for durability, and the doll house is no exception. The dolls from the Little Tikes doll house family (sold separately) all have relatively heavy, wide feet, so that they are easy to stand and pose in every room. Furniture is also available in sturdy plastic, including a table with four chairs, a desk, an art easel, a bed, and even a tiny commode. A doll house scaled Little Tikes Cozy Coupe is also available to shuttle the family around.
Preschoolers ““ particularly little girls ““ really love playing dress-up and playing with doll houses and all their accessories.
Playing with a doll house is a good way for children to build fine motor skills and to learn cooperative play. On a rainy afternoon, few things are better for passing the time than a doll house and a family of dolls to live there. The Little Tikes models are classics of this type of toy and are sturdy enough to last through multiple “homeowners.”