5 Favorite Fold and Go Portable Wood Toys
Portable toys like the fold and go mini-castle or mini-stable make terrific gifts for toddlers and preschool age kids, whether it's for birthdays, Christmas, or simply to keep the little ones occupied when you travel. Because they are portable, they are great for play dates too, even if you're just going next door or heading out to the backyard. Buy one or buy several. My 5 year olds just love all of these (we have all of them!) and your kids will too. They are also a wonderful way to encourage creative play in young children.
Dollhouse (shown at right)
Another proven winner from Melissa & Doug, the folding mini-dollhouse is compact yet spacious and even has two floors! Painted pink, it comes equipped with two wooden figures and 11 pieces of furniture. A great value with the high quality you expect from Melissa & Doug. Ages 3 to 12 years.
2. Fold & Go Mini-Castle
Fold and Go Mini Barn
The compact, portable Fold and Go Mini Castle comes with a working drawbridge, king and queen with thrones and a royal bed, two knights with horses and a treasure chest, and a dungeon. From Melissa & Doug. Ages 3 to 5 years.
This fold and go portable mini barn is sure to be a instant hit with your toddlers and preschool age children. Just the right size for little hands, the barn features two stories, a ladder, folding coral, and realistic looking plastic farm animals. Ages 3 to 5 years.
Like all Melissa & Doug products, the Mini Stable is durable and sturdy. Withits decorative green "shingled" roof, wood ladder leading to a hayloft complete with bales of hay, it's sure to provide lots of fun. Also includes four plastic horses. Ages 3 to 6 years.
5. Pumpkin Theater
Not just for Hallowe'en, this adorable Pumpkin Theatre is made of wood, painted a pale orange, and decorated with pumpkin tendrils. Side doors and a "night and day" reversible back panel at the back of the stage make it a sure bet for hours of fun. Ages 3 and up.
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