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Fisher Price Loving Family Dollhouse: Creative Fun for Your Girls,
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The Fisher Price Loving Family Dream Dollhouse is a nice size dollhouse that can keep kids entertained and happy for extended periods of time. It has multiple levels, sound effects & lights, and several included accessories for hours of fun.
This dollhouse is a little larger than I expected and it does require a small amount of assembly. The majority of the dollhouse is already assembled and ready to go- only a few pieces need manual attachment and a phillips screwdriver is all that is required. The finishing touches involve attaching stickers, so the kids can help with that part. A few small batteries complete the job, and the house is then ready to use.
The Fisher Price Loving Family Dream Dollhouse has many fun things to offer and judging by my girls' reaction, the positive points seem to be spread among many things. The sound effects are fun and my girls did get a little carried away at first; pressing the buttons and listening to the sounds over and over again. After a while, much to my relief, they stopped pressing the buttons and settled in for some general play. They decided to use not just the included accessories and family, but also some of their own Barbie dolls for added fun. They made up stories on their own as they moved the dolls and accessories from room to room.
The Fisher Price Loving Family Dream Dollhouse is made from plastic but has a solid construction that should last for a long time. The fact that it folds shut is a nice feature because it provides a place in which to store the dolls and accessories. The pieces are small and would otherwise be easy to lose, but this dollhouse is designed to hold everything in place.
Looking for some potential negatives aspects of this dollhouse, I can only find a couple and they are minor. One is the fact that there is no built- in handle to pick up the dollhouse and carry it around. However, the large open windows can serve that purpose, so it doesn't really matter. The dollhouse also lacks a kitchen, which is a little unusual, but kids can use their imagination, designate one of the rooms as a kitchen, and even add their own kitchen accessories from other toys. So, once again, the flaw is really too minor to matter. The same could be said of the batteries. Most of us hate having to replace batteries, but the sounds and lights are not essential parts of the toy. Your kids can still have fun and some parents may even opt to leave out the batteries completely.
Girls love dollhouses and the Fisher Price Loving Family Dream Dollhouse is a very nice dollhouse from Fisher Price that continues to provide hours of fun for my girls. True, it does surrender to the technological age in a small way by including sounds and lights and it does require batteries, but the electronic enhancements are only slight. There is still plenty of creativity to go around, making the Fisher Price Loving Family Dream Dollhouse a very good toy and one that my girls are going to enjoy for a long time.