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Old 01-18-2008, 08:54 AM
 
Location: St Augustine
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My 6 year kindergarten daughter has a plastic fisher price lovign family dollhouse that she loves to play with. I've been thinking of getting her a nice wooden one that you build and decorate.... what age would be too old for doll house. I don't want to bother if she would only play a few times.
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Old 01-18-2008, 10:30 AM
 
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If it's something that she gets into she could be an adult who likes to build doll houses. You could be influencing a future interior designer there. Maybe get one that is inexpensive to begin with to feel out how interested she is and then you can build up to better one if she really develops a liking for it.
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Old 01-18-2008, 10:59 AM
 
Location: In a house
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I am a grandmother and still enjoy doll houses!!
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Old 01-18-2008, 11:04 AM
 
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My daughter turned 13 last fall, and has only just put away the 'proper' wooden doll's house she has had since she was 6 or so. In fact it has only moved to the top of the wardrobe so she may still have a play now and then!

She is quite grown-up for her age, and I think some of her friends might be begging to get it back down.

My mother would take her to the doll's house shop everytime she visited, and buy a couple of things. The pieces are now precious memories as well as playthings, and future hierlooms.

So I'd say yes, she'll get years of fun from it.
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Old 01-18-2008, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Hollywood/Brookfield, IL
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If it's a really nice one I think she'll get a lot of use out of it. When I was growing up I had a friend with an absolutely gorgeous wooden dollhouse, and we were still playing with it in junior high because it was so beautiful. And that friend is now an interior designer...I agree with the previous poster who suggested that you could be influencing your daughter's future.
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Old 01-19-2008, 07:55 AM
 
Location: In a house
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The best part about providing you daughter with this doll house is it is a great way to keep her imagination active. To many children today have so little imagination. I'm for you getting it for her. I think she still has many years left to enjoy it!!
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Old 01-19-2008, 02:12 PM
 
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It seems to ensure it is of a type or style she is interested in, go shopping and looking for it together, even looking around at those places is fun. Keep it at a skill level appropriate so she doesn't get frustrated or discouraged. Half the fun is the shopping at those places! For some people (of any age!) it is the building, designing and decorating of the hosue that is the fun part, for others it is the play acting within the completed dollhouse.
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Old 01-21-2008, 08:47 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I think she'd get many fun years out of it, but do keep it as small as possible, since eventually where to store it becomes a problem.
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