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Our House…is a very, very Green House

Plan Toys Green Dollhouse Eco-FriendlyChildren are natural ecologists.  They love to play outside and appreciate the joys of discovering rocks, plants, and animals along the way.

What they need a little help with is conservation–learning to reduce, reuse, and recycle.  Shutting off the lights, taking shorter showers, and opening a window instead of turning on the air conditioning are all ways that even the littlest person can make a difference.

The Plan Toys Green Dollhouse aims to introduce children to sustainable living through a concept dollhouse. Every aspect of the Green Dollhouse helps children learn how people can co-exist with their environment in a more eco-friendly way.

In the world crafted by Plan Toys designers, power is generated by a wind turbine and a solar cell panel. There’s a rain barrel for collecting water and a recycling bin for sorting trash. Green space is integrated throughout the terraces. My daughter especially loves the shade canopy that can be lifted to increase air circulation or lowered to protect from the elements.

Review of Green DollhouseMy daughter enjoys the open design of the house as it allows for lots of redecorating and play from all angles. You can see my video of the Green Dollhouse in action here.

There are a number of parts to assemble, but I found it easy to put the Green Dollhouse together.  And the dollhouse is attractive, sturdy, and has plenty of room for imaginative play.  My only suggested design change would be to attach the staircase–but my daughter is not at all concerned about this floating staircase can be repositioned anywhere outside the house.  Since many of the features are removable, including the solar panel and wind turbine, you’ll probably want to save this dollhouse for a preschooler–although the house is safe for older toddlers.

Of course, your own home may not have all of these green features, but we’re finding the Green Dollhouse to be a fun launching pad for a discussion about conservation.  And although we do not have solar panels, we talk about how we use a whole house fan to cool down in the summer.  We may not have a rain barrel, but my toddler who loves playing with the water is learning why she needs to turn off the faucet when she’s not using the water.

As always, Plan Toys are manufactured in fair trade facilities with renewable materials and non-toxic finishes–so your toys are earth, community, and child friendly.

Dolls and dollhouses are always great for role playing, working out difficult situations, reliving the events of the day, and developing empathy. The Green Dollhouse allows your child to play out scenarios in an earth-friendly setting.

The new Plan Toys Green Dollhouse is a hit at our house and has begun an important conversation about conservation.

WANT IT: The Plan Toys Green Dollhouse is $199, $260 furnished. Purchase from Plan Toys, one of the many retailers that carry Plan Toys, or Amazon.

WIN IT: Plan Toys is offering one lucky winner a Plan Toys Green Dollhouse (ARV $199).

To enter:

  • Please leave us a comment letting us know your favorite eco-friendly toy from Plan Toys (besides the Green Dollhouse).

For additional entries, please do any of the following and leave a separate comment for each:

Contest ends 11:59 PM EST, April 27. Shipping to Continental U.S. Only. Winner chosen with Random.org. We never share your e-mail address.

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Candace is the co-editor and co-founder of Mamanista. She is an educational consultant and writer.

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275 Responses to "Our House…is a very, very Green House"

  1. Marjorie says:

    The kitchen center is way cool… The dollhouse is gorgeous, and has tons of play value.

  2. Marie Lay says:

    The Neo Classic Rocking horse is very cool!

  3. Tina H. says:

    The kitchen playset.. looks so cute, so durable too! Thanks for the great contest.

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  4. Steph says:

    My favorite toy is the Pirate Ship.

  5. Debi says:

    I really like the Baby Walker # 5123
    They have a great selection of toys!
    Thanks for the contest :)

  6. Dan says:

    My favorite is the Build N Spin. These are great.

  7. Sonya says:

    I like the Walking Elephant!

  8. Kaycee says:

    I love the Rescue Set!

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  9. Kaycee says:

    My favorite thing from the guide is the Green to Grow bottles!

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  10. Marie N says:

    I’m lovin’ the Walking Elephant…definitely on my wish list.

  11. Jennifer Jozwiak says:

    I absolutely love the walking elephant!

  12. Cindy says:

    Build and Spin looks great!

  13. Heather C says:

    From Plan Toys, I just adore the Pirate Ship. Cute!

  14. Heather C says:

    From the Earth Day Guide, I like the Reusable Water Art Boards!

  15. Helen says:

    I adore the Road & Rail – Railway Station.

  16. Helen says:

    I love the Reusable Water Art Boards featured on the Mamanista’s Earth Day Guide.

  17. Suanne Giddings says:

    My favorite is the Racing Car! Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!

  18. Jean Hupke says:

    I really like the race car!

  19. Gianna says:

    I love the Palomino :)

  20. Lily Kwan says:

    I love the Vegetable Set!

  21. Lily Kwan says:

    My favorite item from Mamanista’s Earth Day Guide is Gorgeously Green: 8 Simple Steps to an Earth-Friendly Life.

  22. Yvette Cortes says:

    The Eco Town looks fantastic!

  23. Bekki says:

    I like the motor home.

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  25. First the main thought that strikes me is the message that this is an earth friendly dollhouse and I want each and everyone to know about this because it really can make kids aware of our environmental issues that their generation will be stuck with. Having this kind of toy awakens the awareness of kids in their young age that it is important to be Eco friendly and that in our own little way we can help. I already had THE KITCHEN PLAY SET WHICH WILL suite with this dollhouse that is some what similar to the green dollhouse here’s the link of the dollhouse I’m talking about http://www.classicdollhouses.com/best-sellers.html it the Deluxe Dollhouse by Melissa and dough.

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