When it comes to dolls in this house there is certainly no gender stereotyping and the boys have loved playing with them just as much as the girls.
The biggest dolly fan though has definitely been Oscar and I love the benefits he gets from playing from them:
Learning Caring And Nurturing Skills – Looking after a dolls allows them to consider the needs of others such as – are they warm enough, do they need feeding, do they need changing.
Building fine Motor Skills – Having to line the bottle up feed the baby, putting on clothing andchanging the nappy are all great ways build their fine motor skills.
Using Their Imagination – The limits are endless to the way they can use their imaginations and role play with dolls. They can build all kinds of scenarios and let their imaginations run wild.
Oscar has built up a pretty good collection of dolls, but what he really wanted was one that can be taken around easily and for me something that is not to heavy and bulky for me to cart around when they’ve had enough!
My First Annabell’s baby brother arrived the other day and Oscar immediately fell in love with him. The squishy body makes him great to cuddle and being a smaller doll than the original Baby Annabell he is perfect to sit on the little ones lap for them to feed with a bottle
He fits easily into my handbag so when Oscar get fed up with parenting I can pack him away easily.
He arrives with a bottle for feeding and is dressed in a pretty, light blue baby grow with matching hat.
He would make the perfect first doll for any child, or a great addition when you want an easily transported doll.
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