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The Noddy playhouse is the perfect little dolls house for boys [or girls]. It can be shut up for transportation where all the little pieces fit inside or opened up to form a two sided house which encompasses a kitchen, living room, bedroom and hallway. Two characters: Noddy and Tessie Bear are included with the house as is Noddy's car and Bumpy dog. There is also a kennel for bumpy dog, tea cups and saucers, a cake, teapot, watering can, swing, stairs and bucket. The oven in the kichen opens and a table and four chairs, along with a bed can be moved around from room to room. I bought this for my little boy's 3rd xmas [when he was 2] and he absolutely loved it. Children of this age and upto around 6 enjoy toys in which they can play out real life scenarios and he loves to make Noddy a cup of tea and push Tessie Bear on the swing. I would say that some of the pieces are very small and so for younger children the use of these needs to be monitored. The house itself is very chunky and sturdy, one of the best playhouses I've seen.
My son is a huge Noddy fan so I asked his Dad to buy him the Noddy toy house for his second birthday.
It is half price in £14.99 in toys r us but has been half price for months. It is posted as 3 years old and over.
The toy comes ready assembled although it does have stickers to apply for the flowers outside and a few in the bedroom and bathroom. These are relatively easy to apply. I applied them when my son wasn't around as he may have tried to peel them off if he knew they were stickers. The House is a replica of Noddy's house in many ways although not identical.
The house comes with a fold out cardboard mat to stand the house on but unfortunately this doesn't lie very flat so tends to be left folded up.
It comes with three characters Noddy, Tessie bear and bumpy dog.
Bumpy dog has his own kennel which my son seems to understand which surprises me as he doesn't know any dogs that have kennel sand Bumpy dog doesn't live in a kennel on the TV program. It has a car for Noddy to drive which is quite robust.
The house itself is a foldaway house with a carry handle. It has two floors and a set of stairs which need to be attached each time you open it out.
The top floor has a bathroom and bedroom. The bathroom is the biggest disappointment to me as it only has stickers and I plan to buy a dolls house bath for it. The bedroom has a bed some stickers but also a plastic bed which has a spotty blanket that is on a swivel latch. There is a moulded space for Noddy to fit in.
Downstairs is a dinning room and kitchen. The dinning room has four blue chairs and a table. The base of the table is quite small and falls over quite easily. The table and chairs are identical to the table and chairs in the TV show. There are small red plate's cups and a teapot. These are tiny and quite difficult to manipulate for both my son and myself. The dinning room has the front door which opens and closes. The kitchen has both a sink and a cooker. The cooker opens and has a section to cook the cake in.
There is a garage but it only has the front. The door opens but then drives through to an empty space.
My son very much enjoys playing with this .He does take some of his other Noddy character figures he has to play in the house. I have at times taken the cups or cake off him when he has put it in his mouth so I do need to supervise him when he plays with it. I do think it would benefit all ages if the parts were all slightly bigger. He does role play and takes the characters up the stairs. Then gets me to shout no messing about on the stairs which is a comment I regularly have to tell him. He does like to put Noddy to bed and water the garden with the tiny watering can. I do think that it would be more suited to three year olds unless you have a much more sensible child than my son. Now he has it and loves it I can't take it away from him.
I do believe that it is helping him to develop his imagination and his co ordination as the parts are so small.
A Great toy for a Noddy fan.
This 2 storey play house features Noddy and loads more fun play accessories such as a kennel for Bumpy Dog, a swing in the garden, and table and chairs so Noddy can have a tea party with Tessie Bear!