Learning Curve Caring Corners - Mrs. Goodbee Interactive Dollhouse
- Mrs. Goodbee talking dollhouse nurtures and inspires positive behavior every day
- Twelve adorable rooms to explore
- Two children can play together as the house unfolds to six rooms on each side
- Over 400 activities, songs, words, and sounds! Includes girl, baby and doggy
- Requires 3 AA batteries, included
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
Mrs. Goodbee's house is a special place where preschool-age girls can let their imaginations run wild, all the while learning some valuable lessons about caring, sharing and preparing. It's learning while you play. The interactive dollhouse virtually comes alive to talk, sing and play with girls -- and features over 400 activities, songs and sounds. When you ring the doorbell, Mrs. Goodbee's eye pop open, her lips light up, and she transforms into a friendly charcter that guides girls through acts of caring, sharing and preparing for life-long responsibilites. As they play, she activates eight different "hot spots" throughout the house, such as the doorbell, the nursery cradle, the refrigerator, the boombox on the rooptop playgrund, the toilet and bathroom sink, the pet bed, and a special "Day and Night Window."In addition, Mrs. Goodbee offers tons of play space with its unique, tri-fold design. It features 12 spacious rooms so two children can easily play together at the same time. Plus, there are special passageways in the mid-section that allow girls to share dolls and accessories with each other.Another special feature is the Good Deeds Garden. Every time a child does a real-world good deed, she can take a sticker (included in the Parent Guide) and decorate the back of the Mrs. Goodbee dollhouse. Requires 3 "AA" batteries, included. Measures 24"L x 9"W x 16"H.
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A brilliant innovative product.
1. The beautiful set of stairs leading up to the front door, which has a doorbell...but the door does not open. You have to walk around the house. This is senseless to me.
2. Almost none of the furniture fits into the house! You have to place it all on the floor outside of the house. As for the few pieces that do fit into the house, the floor is so flimsy that it is constantly snapping off at the hinge on the lower floors.
3. The sets that you buy for the house are very repetitive and you end up with multiples of each doll. This is only if you can find the sets of course because that is a mission all its own. The birthday table/ pizza party set has no chairs, but does have another little girl I don't need.
4. The stickers, O my, what a tedious job! God forbid you put one on the wrong side of the house or a little crooked, because you are not getting another shot at it!!!
5. The house that we purchased was not even painted as advertised ( the back wall of the house and all the flowers on it were just cream colored, not the pretty colors shown in pictures.
As for my next issue, This could be a pro and a con.
6. The 2 separate sides of the house... If you have 2 or more children that don't like to play to closely together this could be great for you. How ever, if you would like to play with your child...I found it extremely annoying to have to walk back and forth from one side of the house to the other in order to play in the different rooms. Perhaps if they had put all the bedrooms on one side and all the functional/living rooms on the other side it would not have been as bad. One other thing I just didn't get was that they found it necessary to make a bathroom with a sink and a potty but no tub or shower? Not a big deal, but just didn't make sense to me. If your going to play pretend in a bathroom what kid doesn't love a bath.
Overall, The concept is great and the decor is absolutely adorable, but the house needs considerable work as far as structural integrity. The additional packages available for purchase need to be much better thought out as well! No one wants multiples of the same dolls, or incomplete dining room sets. And if anyone was considering buying the RV van that goes with this set STAY AWAY! That thing was the cheapest hunk of plastic ever! And I am a very fair reviewer. I sat on this for quite a while. We returned the house and van and got the Loving Family Grand Dollhouse and I am so thrilled with it (even with the lack of furniture) that I really thought I should share our experience. Good luck, and hope this helps.
In my opinion the dollhouse is not worth the high price and then when you buy the furnature that goes with it you have easily dropped over a hundred dollars into it. You can buy better made dollhouses for that amount of money.
The educational value is extremely limited too. I just don't feel my daughter gets much out of it. Yes, she does have fun with it but she will become easily frustrated with the furnature and the fact it tips easily.