Fun Playsets for Girls

If you’re struggling to come up with an ideal gift for a little girl in your life why not consider a playset.  There are many such playsets to choose from, and each one is typically focused on a particular brand or character.  So take a look at our list of fun and exciting playsets for girls.

First let me mention that many playsets will have small pieces, so take care to check whether they are appropriate for children over 3 years of age.

My Little Pony Explore Equestria Crystal Empire Castle

My Little Pony Equestria Crystal Empire Castle

My Little Pony Equestria Crystal Empire Castle

This translucent blue My Little Pony Explore Equestria Crystal Empire Castle by Hasbro can be a great gift for a little girl enamored with those magical ponies.  This highly-rated set has a rotating light-up feature and reflects 3 cutie marks at the press of a heart-shaped button. It also has 2 staircases and areas for play on all sides. There are also 2 closets that have shelves that can spin, and a swing for the Baby Flurry Heart figure. Some of the sixteen accessories include a dress, throne, crystal vanity, cradle, and jewels. And what would any modern toy be without a smartphone app? Just scan the pony’s code to unlock more fun in the My Little Pony Friendship Celebration app.
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Barbie Glam Getaway House

Barbie Glam Getaway House

Barbie Glam Getaway House

The Barbie line of dolls and accessories has a long history of sparking the playful imagination of young girls.  This Barbie Glam Getaway House lets girls pretend that they are de-stressing from their busy life and just chilling at their hidden hideaway. A latch and carrying handle means this getaway home is also the perfect play set to take on a getaway of her own.

The set includes a cute kitchenette, an adorable bedroom and en suite bathroom. Barbie can make a meal at the stove and dine at the counter on one of two included chair stools — so there’s room for a friends and family. Accessories include a teapot, cooking pot and plates. Recommended for ages 3 and older. (Barbie doll not included)

There are a few different options with this set:  Add a convertible, add a pool, or add a Birthday doll.

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Fisher Price My First Dollhouse

Fisher Price My First Dollhouse

Fisher Price My First Dollhouse

The nice thing about the Fisher Price My First Dollhouse is that it is designed for younger kids of 2-5 years old.  All of the features are a little bigger and more easily handled by kids that are developing manual dexterity. Each family member is sized just-right for little hands to hold.  The Dollhouse’s five rooms set the scene for your child to dream up role-play scenarios and imitate everyday life. Includes mom, dad and baby figures.

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Step2 Little Bakers Kitchen

Step2 Little Bakers Kitchen

The Step2 Little Bakers Kitchen is a really cute kitchen set that comes with a ton of accessories.  It has all the features of mommy and daddy’s kitchen, so your child can emulate cooking, cleaning, and other activities. The set has an oven, microwave and refrigerator.  Also a special frying pan and boiling pot with lid activate electronic frying and boiling water sounds in stove’s front burner.  There’s even an attached doll seat for your child’s doll to get involved in the play (doll not included).

This playset is a bit on the bigger side and is something that needs its own space in the home since it cannot be packed away on a regular basis. Recommended for 2-8 years old.

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Shopkins Season 5 Super Shopper Pack

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Shopkins Season 5 Shopper Pack

The Shopkins Season 5 Super Shopper Pack features Musical Miniatures, Sporty Allsorts, Tiny Toys and more. The set includes 26 Shopkins and 6 Back Packs – 32 pieces total. Colors and styles of Shopkins may vary.

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The Trolls are Back in Town

Troll dolls were first introduced in 1959, and they have been around for decades ever since.  Their claim to fame is their wild and crazy hair – it’s always fun to manipulate their hair into different shapes and styles.  The original Troll dolls are the most collectible, and then after years of being improperly and illegally copied by the millions the Troll franchise was purchased by Dreamworks.  And now in 2016 Dreamworks is releasing a major animated movie called simply: Trolls.

It can be tough to find interesting Trolls toys beyond, well, the dolls.  But to celebrate the Trolls movie we picked out an interesting selection of toys that we think kids will have fun with.

Poppy’s Coronation Pod

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Trolls Coronation Pod

Poppy is the Trolls’ heroic leader, and the Coronation Pod is a really fun toy set to celebrate his coronation. This set features a magical dance floor that lights and spins.  Two Troll dolls are included as well as a number of other small “party” accessories.

Due to the small pieces this set is only for kids ages 3 and up.

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Set of Trolls Figures

We really like the selection of Trolls figures for this set.  The set includes the following Trolls: Poppy, Branch, DJ Suki, Harper, and Guy Diamond.  The figures have the famous “crazy” hair, and they are approximately 4 inches tall.  Each figure comes with an accessory.  This is for ages 4 and up.

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Poppy and Twins Celebration Pack

Poppy and Twins Celebration Pack

Keeping with the theme of celebration we now present you with the Poppy and Twins Celebration Pack.  This is primarily a fashion-based playset in which you child dresses up the figures to recreate the celebration from the Trolls movie.  There are over 20 fashion pieces to go along with the three Trolls figures.

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Trolls Glitter Scrapbook Kit

Trolls Scrapbook Kit

Trolls Scrapbook Kit

This arts and crafts Trolls Glitter Scrapbook Kit looks like a great way for kids to create memories of the Trolls using characters from the movie.  In addition to the characters there are lots of art supplies included to create a truly unique scrapbook, with 64 Crayons, 12 Short Colored Pencils, 20 Super Tips Markers, 3 Tubes of Glitter Glue, and even a Glitter Sticker Sheet.  Expect to see shiny and very personal creations from your kids with this set at their disposal.buy-amazon-button2

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Fun New Toys for Girls – Christmas Preview

It may only be June, but that means Christmas is only 6 months away.  What better time to start thinking ahead to what you may want to buy that special girl in your life.  We’re scanning major retail sites to identify new and popular toys in 2016  – and some of these may turn out to be hot sellers this Christmas season.

Finding Dory Toys

Every year brings one or two smash movies from Disney Studios. In 2016 one of the premier Disney movies is Finding Dory – a well-known sequel to the original blockbuster Finding Nemo.

So hear are a couple of Finding Dory toys that we think your girl (or boy) will love.

Finding Dory Playhut

Finding Dory Playhut

This Finding Dory playhut lets your kids get into the action by crawling through or stopping in this little mini-fort.  It can connect to other playhuts, and it collapses for easy storage.

Recommended for ages 3 and up.  Find this item on Amazon.

Finding Dory T-shirts

Finding Dory T-shirts

These Finding Dory t-shirts for younger girls are really cute, and they are made and sold by Disney.  They come in various sizes, and they are really fun to wear.

Fashion Headbands

Fashion Headbands

Fashion Headbands

The Creativity for Kids Fashion Headbands set is a great way to foster a girl’s creative side.  It contains ten (10) base headbands and lots of decoration material to make lots of different fun and fashionable headbands.   It’s especially great for play days when two or more girls are together.

Recommended for ages 3 and up doe to small parts.

Shopkins

We did a review of some Shopkins products last year, and we saw lots of Shopkins merchandise being bought before Christmas.  We expect nothing less this year.

Shopkins is a line of collectible toys where each piece has a face and a name.  There have been “seasons” of toys lines released since 2013 currently consisting of seacons 1-5.

There are many Shopkins toys to choose from – here are just a sampling to get your toes wet:

Shopkins Season 5 Bundle

Shopkins Season 5 Bundle

Shopkins Makeup Spot

Shopkins Makeup Spot

American Girl Fashion Sketch Portfolio

American Girl Fashion Sketch Portfolio

American Girl Fashion Sketch Portfolio

The American Girl BeForever Fashion Sketch Portfolio is for girls that are a little older.  This portfolio allows girls to create fashion for “today” inspired by fashions of the past for the Historical American Girl dolls. Girls can explore different fashion styles of different eras.  The set includes sketch sheets, stencil sheets, sticker sheet, adhesive embellishments and an instructional design guide.

Recommended for ages 8-15.

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Hot Toys for Younger Kids

Leave it to the experts to identify the hottest toys for the 2015 Christmas shopping season.  Toys R Us has put out their list based on the trends they are already seeing this early in the season.  This list ranges from smaller toys and games to higher priced personal robots.

Here is a list of the most anticipated toys for children between 3 and about 8 years old.

Fisher Price Bright Beats Dance & Move BeatBo

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BeatBo

On this site we like fun colors, and we like interaction.  Your little tyke can have a great time interacting with this fun little critter.  BeatBo lets you activate fun songs by rubbing his tummy or any of the buttons on hit colorful feet.  Mom or Dad can record a phrase, which BeatBo will remix into a unique song.  He’s got a lighted tummy, and it’s got 3 modes to allow your baby to actively play with this toys as he or she grows.

Recommended for ages 3 and younger.

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Fisher Price Smart Bear

Fisher Price Smart Bear

 

This is not just another teddy bear.  This Fisher Price Smart Bear has the intelligence to adapt to your child based on developmental progress.  He has the ability to understand unlimited words, and he can also visually recognize cards and books.  Playtime with this bear results in a custom-tailored experience.

Recommended for ages 3-8 years

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Barbie Ride N Saddle

For that Barbie lover in your family this new playset is just wonderful.  With the Barbie Ride N Saddle your Barbie doll swings up onto her favorite horse and begins to ride in one swift motion.  This horse actually walks forward with realistic walking motion.  This is a fun little set to add to an existing Barbie collection, or to start a brand new one.

Recommended for ages 3-10 years

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Now something a little more adventurous.  Your child’s imagination will run wild from the bony Imaginext Ultra T-Rex.  This set includes 3 Power Pads that bring this dinosaur roaring to life.  For example turn the Power Pad behind his tail and he starts walking – a turn of the Power Pad above his left hip get him standing to his full height of 2 1/2 feet tall.  You can also activate the LED lights in his spikes and his eyes.  The thirds third Power Pad activates his mouth with awesome chomping sound effects.  And to top it all off it even fires projectiles.  This toy clearly has lots of fun playtime in its future.

Recommended for ages 3-8 years

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