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Pretty Purple Dollhouse 3D Puzzle

Lower Age: 6
Upper Age: and older
Price: $9.99
Year Added: 2016
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The Pretty Purple Dollhouse is a 3D puzzle that takes children through the process of building their own detailed dollhouse out of about a hundred printed foam sheet parts. The included instruction manual outlines the steps to build each section with easy-to-follow details. Children will get to build four different rooms, including a living room and bedroom, along with garden with a white picket fence. This puzzle promotes the development of better spatial reasoning and design skills as children work to follow the instructions to construct each detail of the dollhouse. Young children will gain an understanding of spatial relationships as they are introduced to the basics of design, along with hand-eye coordination and concentration, through the process of manipulating the foam pieces. Additionally, as the set includes a few paper figures, narrative play is encouraged; building the dollhouse for its inhabitants can be seen as a very rudimentary form of client-focused design.



Engineering thinking and design practices the gift encourages children to do or learn about: NA

Engineering text or context explicitly provided by the gift: Client, constraints

Additional practices and skills needed by engineers that were addressed by the gift:

Spatial reasoning skills, perseverance



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  • Engineering & STEM Experts Reviews

    • Rating: 3.67

    • Feedback:

      • “A good value for a construction toy; would be improved by giving children more agency in the building process.”