Maisie’s rather skimpy toy collection was due for a boost. She’s been really into independent play lately, so I was in the market for something that would amuse her and was a little less ‘infant’ like.
A lovely friend suggested the Fisher-Price Little People House. Amazon had it on sale for $25, so I bought it immediately- and thanks to my Amazon Prime subscription- it arrived in 2 days with free shipping! I use my Prime almost daily. Best subscription EVER.
What could be in this big box?
The packaging was perfect, as I’ve come to expect from Amazon shipments. Her little eyes opened wide in awe when she saw the house.
Maisie and Dibble the Cat check out the packaging…
The house itself came with a couple of screws (to screw the front piece together) and a long screw (for the hinge). The screws required a phillip’s screwdriver. It was simple to assemble. It had a couple of yellow pieces that were a bit confusing and just attached to the sides. The baby was able to rip them off in seconds- they didn’t make much sense.
these pieces made no sense and the baby was able to rip them off every time I tried to attach them.
I can see them getting lost very easily.
Another minor complaint was that the front of the window looks like something attaches to it, but nothing comes with it from what I’ve seen.
see the little holes in the window? they drive my OCD bits mad. Apparently nothing attaches to them…
Other than what I mentioned above, this is a really clever little starter doll house. It has sounds in almost every room- you push a button and the toilet flushes, the stove makes cooking sounds, etc.
A video of the sounds the house makes- please disregard my horrible, chipping manicure:
Maisie loved playing mostly with the doll family that came with the set. It includes the daddy, mommy, and baby. It also comes with a car, baby bed, and dining table.
mommy and baby in their beds
the new Little People have holes in the bottom like the old ones did
Daddy in the bathroom
The new Little People are much bigger than the ones from my childhood and made from a child safe type of plastic. They still have holes in the bottom. She enjoyed sucking on their heads, just like kids used to with the original Little People.
I miss the old style wooden and plastic head-ed Little People of my childhood.
She’s loving this
a happy Maisie playing with her new dollhouse
I can see her playing with this toy for a long time to come. The reviews on Amazon are nearly 5 stars.
My rating: 4.5/5