We’ve done the list for Santa, and I’ve listed to 6yo talk about what she would like, and then what she would REALLY like, but how can we tell the difference as a parent between the glitz of the advertising channels and the genuine desire to own all the toys on their list?
I’ve been quite lucky with 6yo, whilst she would really like quite a lot of things she does see on the TV, her list never seems to be all that long, and she really does think about what she would like and what she will actually play with.
Dream Toys are decided every year by the Toy Association, and you can see the 2013 list of Dream toys here at Argos.
Monster High 13 wishes dolls are on the list this year. They’re not your average fashion doll, more inspired to imaginative play through sci-fi, thriller or horror. They stand out from your average Barbie doll as they are dressed elaborately, they have make up on, and they are aimed at slightly older children.
Although based on the more grown up side of dolls, they’re not scary to look at, and I actually think they’re made very well which stays away from the “pink” which a lot of dolls focus on.
Each Monster High Doll has its own name and comes with its own accessories. Clawdeen here is inspired by the genie and the lamp, and she comes with her own lamp. Her dress has great detailing on which is very pretty, and her shoes are some that I would love to own.
Clawdeen’s lantern also doubles up as storage when not being used for imaginative play, and when she’s not being played with there is a stand included in the box so she doesn’t have to just be left in the toy box with everything else, she can be on display the whole time.
Not that I encourage this with 6yo, but Clawdeen’s limbs can be put back in place should they be removed. You know what children can be like, and they experiment with dolls and often limbs do come off. It’s no good when you try to fix it and realise it’s been glued in place so now it’s only fit for the bin. Her limbs are also poseable so it makes it easier for her to sit and stand through play.
From a parent’s perspective, I think this doll is well worth her price tag of £20. She carries enough accessories with her to make her attractive to play with, and she wont get boring after five minutes. The quality of her also means she is worth paying for, and the outfits alone are something to talk about.
This post was brought to you in association with Argos