A little birdie dropped some HABA press releases my way, and I am so grateful that he did! It’s no secret- I love HABA. Everything that I have ever come into contact with them- has been awesome. Quality, sustainable, brightly colored and engaging without any bells or whistles (we have plenty of those). So it’s nice to have a go-to brand that you can trust- be it a special gift for a birthday party, or just something that is a ‘must have’ in the toy collection.
From the Haba press release:
In the “mini-me” world of downsized objects – dolls, beds, baby carrier and garments – preschoolers get an opportunity to begin to see their own place in the world and to learn the different roles people play. Academic articles are full of the many benefits of playing with dolls. They can increase cognitive thinking and problem-solving abilities. Allowing your child to be the parent of their own doll allows you to teach them what it means to take on the responsibility of physically and emotionally caring for another person. Boys and girls improve their communication skills and work through conflict resolution as well! Moms know that playtime can also be learning time.
In addition to its educational benefits (!) each HABA doll includes that wonderful European design and an eye for detail for which the company is so well known. Their line of doll accessories for 2012 is priced affordably with choices from $11.99. All doll products are designed for play by children 18 months and older. Moms will appreciate that both dolls and their clothing are machine washable!
Huge plus, I love that the dolls as well as their clothing (and even some of the accessories)- can be tossed in the wash. A doll is such a wonderful opportunity to watch your child grow and mimic adult play- and with accessories like a baby carrier and table seat, they can do just that.
Keep your eyes out for these cute little people. Not only are they sweet and simple- but their accessory line is pretty impressive. Surely a ‘must have’ kind of doll to share with friends. Dolls and their accessories are intended for ages 18 months and up- 12″ soft dolls start around $28.00.