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Traditional dollhouses can be an amazing gift for the child in your life. The designs are classic, but with many models today, they can also be super modern and come with features like balconies and even movable floors. But there are also the educational dollhouses that encourage STEM skills.
Here are the best dollhouses for kids.
There are several awesome KidKraft dollhouses to choose from. This option has many levels—three to be exact—and even windows that open and close. Also, the dollhouse comes with 17 pieces of furniture that will provide hours of fun and redecorating.
"The layout of the KidKraft Chelsea Doll Cottage is designed well for group play. Measuring 25 x 13 x 28 inches, the house is big, but not overwhelmingly so; and it has an open front for easy access to each room."—Charlene Petitjean-Barkulis, Product Tester
The Hape wooden dollhouse has six rooms, moveable stairs, and even a solar paneled roof! The dollhouse can be bought with or without the furnishings for each room. What's really great is the openings on all sides of the house, which accommodate many children playing together.
"The Hape All Season Dollhouse is playful, modern, sleek, and gender-neutral—I wouldn’t mind flaunting it in my living room. Made of a natural wood frame, the house features three floors, six rooms, and a balcony. Each room is assigned an accent wall, which is a nice pop of color and a clever way to draw kids’ attention."—Charlene Petitjean-Barkulis, Product Tester
The fold and go wooden dollhouse is a great portable option. The set includes wooden play figures and 11 pieces of furniture (chair, bed, bathroom, toilet, table, tv, chair, etc.). This dollhouse opens and closes so it can store all the pieces. This comes in handy if you're traveling or just want a way to keep a play area clutter-free.
A balcony, hot tub, flushing toilet elevator: those are just some of the features in this deluxe, four-level dollhouse. The interior of the five-foot tall home is extremely colorful and vibrant. The house accommodates 12-inch tall dolls and there’s even a picture frame in one of the rooms that can be personalized with your own photo.
Over the years there have been many collectible Playmobil dollhouses. This large, six room, three level dollhouse has a working doorbell and two staircases. It includes two people, opening windows, and lots of detailed accessories. Playmobil sets do need to be assembled by snapping pieces together to build the structure. Additional accessories and playsets can be purchased to enhance the pretend play experience.
Though this dollhouse only has one story, don’t let that fool you. It’s jam packed with tons to do and it’s portable. It unfolds to reveal three rooms and has more than 20 pieces of furniture and accessories. There’s even a toy box inside so small pieces can be stored away.
There many types of Barbie Dreamhouses to choose from. This particular model has modular pieces making it easy to put together in less than an hour. Kids can use their Barbies and other dolls in the kitchen, living room, and bathroom. There's even a working doorbell, crackling fireplace, and flat screen tv!
Disney princess fans now have the dollhouse of their dreams for Belle. Of course the castle includes Belle and the Beast/Prince, but also features favorites like Mrs. Potts, Chip, and Lumiere. The dollhouse includes an impressive 374 pieces as well as a revolving dance floor and balcony.
This Fisher-Price Little People Big Helpers dollhouse is another great option for toddlers as it encourages teamwork and kindness. Sounds and phrases play throughout the house that teach children to share, and the large pieces are great for small hands. The dollhouse has evolved over time to include many different accessories and features.
Calico Critters are pose-able animals that have a very soft, smooth, velvety texture. The dollhouse, or luxury townhome as it's called, includes a movable staircase, floors which are also movable, and a patio. There are even two working ceiling lights. This set can easily be connected to other Calico Critter houses. It's important to note, the Critters, furniture and accessories are sold separately.
There are many non-traditional dollhouses, too! So, why not a treehouse adventure camp? Using Lego construction bricks, kids build their own adventure camp treehouse that includes a tire swing, slide, rooftop sleeping spaces, and even a rock climbing wall.
With Roominate, kids build their own dollhouse with modular pieces. And the design options are only limited to their imagination. Then, using motor circuits, they can operate the windmills, blenders, and elevators in the house. Roominate is a STEM toy that's not only entertaining, but educational.
This dollhouse stands 32 inches tall and includes everything for hours of playtime. Well, the actual dolls aren’t included, but there are accessories like hangers, dinnerware and furniture including a couch, bean bag chair, and a vanity. There are multiple levels for the dolls to play on and there’s even a balcony.
This dollhouse has such a fun, trendy vibe. Maybe it’s the outdoor cafe or the fire escape that leads to the rooftop that makes it stand out. The 25 fashion accessories, like a cash register, have working lights and sound. There’s even a magnetic dress form so your little one can swap outfits in and out.