(Manhattan Toy $100)
A totally open-ended building toy that comes in a wooden box that’s chock full of possibilities. It can be a house, a boat, a store, a farm, or whatever your child imagines. It’s different than standard blocks the all natural wood planks and cubes, pillars and steps are not as uniform as unit blocks. Some of the pieces are painted and patterned. The set also includes small dolls with hand painted wood heads and soft beanbag bodies that lend themselves to dramatic play and story telling. The large storage box which can become a room of the building also includes: a grassy green patio, 2 rooms, 1 loft, 2 blocks, 1 hopscotch plank, 1 natural plank, 2 step pieces, 4 reversible tree/garden blocks, 4 pillars, 1 room divider plank, 1 graphic block, 15 cubes, 1 blanket, 1 pillow, 2 MiO beanbag people + drawstring storage bag. If your child is expecting a real doll house with rooms upstairs and down with furniture, this is not it. One of our testers called it a deconstructed dollhouse.It’s an un-traditional building set that can become many kinds of houses each time your child imagines a new setting. Marked for 3 & up, but probably a much better choice for 4’s and 5’s. Take a look at the many add-ons for this line.
Ages: Preschoolers, Early School Years
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award 2016
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