|12" Soft Dress Up Dolls from One Step Ahead|
I can see every little child in our family loving these, and their parents/grandparents too. They're plush, which makes them an instant favorite for the kids. What child doesn't love a doll to talk to, love on and put to work in the world of make believe? I know I'm 45-years-old, and I still remember my doll time as a child very fondly. :)
We received the boy doll for my nephew who is about to be 2-years-old. This doll will be great for him because it's going to help him learn how to slide buckle and/or tie with the help of these little shoes. In the photo above you can see each shoe has a different type of fastener for that practical, hands-on learning I mentioned above. You can easily move this doll too, so you can get right in there on the angle you need to practice. I can see my nephew holding it on his lap, working on that shoestring or buckle. Makes me smile to envision it, I already know he's going to love doing it over and over until he's got the skillsets mastered.
And those socks!! They're so cute. You can roll them up or down, just like the real deal. It's a cute added touch that makes the whole process of learning a little more authentic.
This cute little jacket has a working button, snap and zipper. They're all easy to fasten and help with building dexterity. Little fingers like to be busy, and this is a great way for them to do so. Once they master one type of opening, they're eager to move on and learn the next kind!
I like that the zipper pull is smooth... no catches and it's easy to get up and down. Anything else would not be acceptable on a product like this, and of course, One Step Ahead got it right. We have been a fan of their product line for awhile now, and it's definitely with good reason. I recommend OSA highly and if you're shopping for anything at all that has to do with a child/ren (you'll be amazed at some of the unique things you will find there too!).
The plush watch on the dolls unfastens...
You can see the Velcro on the back of it in the picture above. That's a fun touch because for some reason, kids always like watches!
The boy doll wears a hat that is permanently attached, but he also has a hoodie on the back that can be put up or down. Fun fact: For a nominal fee, One Step Ahead will personalize the back of this jacket with your child's name Cool, right?! That gives this doll potential to be a keeper...you know one of those items you 'keep' for your child long after they've outgrown them because they were so loved or so special. :)
You can see from the picure above that the hair on these dolls moves, and I thought that was a nice touch. The sweet smile, bright and cheerful primary colors, and easy ways to help children learn to master important life skills area all bound to make this Dres Up Doll an absolute household favorite. Plus he's cute (and the girl is too)! I rate these 5 out of 5 stars. Another big winner from One Step Ahead!
You can learn more about this doll, or the girl version of it, by visiting One Step Ahead. You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.
This is brilliant. I remember struggling with these issues when I was little. Tying my shoelaces was the hardest for me to learn. This is brilliant.ReplyDelete
Have a fabulous day and a very happy Easter. ☺
I remember having a doll very similar to these when I was a kid. I think her name was Dressy Betsy, or something like that.ReplyDelete
This is super! My daughter has developmental delays, and this would have helped her so much when she was younger. There are so many great things out now for babies, and new moms!ReplyDelete
Sounds like the perfect way to help teach them indeedReplyDelete
Cute looking dolls. My female cousins would go crazy if they saw this. It's great that it teaches children to master important skills as well. Thanks for sharing this!ReplyDelete
Very thoughtful post! I recall having serious issues with ties. It's all good now. Kids these days can learn with a visual way of teaching basic important tips.ReplyDelete
Wishing you a happy and blessed Easter.ReplyDelete
Wishing you the same! Happy Easter, Sandie!Delete
This is so good! Kids would learn very quickly when they try doing it with actual hands on. Fun way to teach them!ReplyDelete
I really agree with the concept. It helps kids practice on the basic skills like dressing up. Awesome idea, most definitely.ReplyDelete
Happy Easter! This will make the kids be able to learn faster and practice it more regular.ReplyDelete
These stuffed dolls look like a great way to learn basic, yet important, skills. They seem super cuddly too!ReplyDelete
It is helpful for the children.Maybe it will be easier on the parents too eh :)ReplyDelete
Those are so cute. My kids would have loved them!ReplyDelete
Love those... I think I might add that to my babyshower gift idea list. I like to give things that can be used at different stages and these would be great.ReplyDelete
Quite a good way for little kids to learn while pretend and play.ReplyDelete
These dolls are such a great idea! It can be difficult for kids to learn how to do the basics, and this is a fun way to make it easier for them.ReplyDelete
The doll looks really cute and colorful. Kids would really love it. The jacket with zipper looks like a nice addition.ReplyDelete
This doll is so cute! I definitely want this for my 4 year old!ReplyDelete
I had almost forgotten about these dolls it has been so long since I have needed one for our boys. They are such a cute way to teach our little ones how to get dressed themselves. Both of my boys have had these and loved them.ReplyDelete
It has been quite a few years for our family as well, however, I love that they offer dolls in both genders now. That was not the case when my kids were little.Delete
This is such a wonderful doll! We had something similar when my sons were little and it was so helpful in teaching them the basics!ReplyDelete
This would have been a great doll when my kiddos were still learning!ReplyDelete
We had a little wooden board for the kids from Melissa & Doug that taught these skills. But I like this version MUCH better!ReplyDelete
Wow! I like the doll. I miss my Caroline, she looks like that too! My mom bought me that kind of a doll when I was...hmmm ,,,I think 6 years old. When I don't know how to tie my shoes going to school. #ThrowbackReplyDelete
This is a very interesting idea on how to teach very young students about what they need to do to tie their shoelaces. I don't think there were toys like this when I was growing up.ReplyDelete
What a cute doll!! My daughter and a little girl I babysit would love them!ReplyDelete
What a cute way for little ones to learn. I had the hardest time teaching my kids to tie their shoes. You Tube videos saved me.ReplyDelete
These are awesome! I should have gotten the tying one for my son who really struggled with that concept.ReplyDelete
This doll is adorable. The personalization is a nice touch and the adjustable clothes are really cute.ReplyDelete
I remember those types of dolls when I was a little kid. Mine was a cat with clothes and shoes.ReplyDelete
Oh my I have seen one of these dolls in years. I use to play with one similar to this as a kid.ReplyDelete
I love toys like this that make learning fun. The kids don't even realize they're learning when they're playing with fun toys like this.ReplyDelete
I had that same type doll when i was growing up. Aww good times and memories.ReplyDelete
This is a fantastic idea. Learning to knot shoe laces is every child's nightmare!!! This is really a cute way to solve the problem...ReplyDelete
That is great for little kids just getting the hang of it or even those who are just beginners. My daughter had one that was very similar that she loved. I might have to check this out for her now.ReplyDelete
This is a real interesting product line.ReplyDelete
It is so helpful for the little ones to learn practical skills.
Wow! This is such a great idea. Would be perfect for my 4 year old. He recently learned how to do up his zipper but is still working on the tie! - JeanineReplyDelete
What a great idea! I would imagine kids would master the art of tying way earlier too.ReplyDelete
What a great way to actively get the little one's in the mood to learn how to tie and zip up their clothing. I need 3 of these dolls.ReplyDelete
My girls had these kinds of dolls when they were little. They were a great teaching tool to help with those fine motor skills!ReplyDelete
Those dolls would be perfect to teach these tasks to kids!ReplyDelete
I love these! When i taught first grade, it was amazing how many kids did not work on learning to tie shoes at home.ReplyDelete
That's a really cute baby doll! I love toys that are fun for kids to play with and teaches them at the same time.ReplyDelete
This is such a great idea. Learning those skills can definitely be a challenge.ReplyDelete
The dolls is colorful and cute. I remember when i was a kid, i play with my dolls and dress them up. I was good at tying their ribbons but when it came to me, i can't tie my shoe tie of neck tie perfectly.ReplyDelete
This doll is fabulous. What a great way to teach our children in a fun, non-pushy way. :)ReplyDelete
This would be a fantastic gift for my friends little one. She is just getting to the right age to learn this.ReplyDelete
This toy is so educational and does my heart such good. I love seeing good ole fashioned toys like this.ReplyDelete
I wish we'd had these when my kids were a bit younger. A very nice useful concept. I'm going to send a link to this to my sister for my niece and nephews.ReplyDelete
Toys like this are interesting because they help children learn and practice important life skills and have fun while doing it.ReplyDelete
What a great idea for the little kids to have a cuddly friend to help them learn these skills. I love how brightly coloured they are as well. Very appealing to young kids.ReplyDelete
This is indeed a brilliant way to teach kids. I think this is how I learned too, I remember I had a Mickey Mouse toy like this.ReplyDelete
We have the girl version of this doll and my daughter adores itReplyDelete
Omg how cute are these dolls?!?! Perfect for my daughter! She needs to start learning this stuff!ReplyDelete
This is such a cute and practical way for kids to learn how to button, zip and tie. I remember teaching my boys when they were little.ReplyDelete
I am just loving it. This is such a cute idea that would help kids learn those basics of dressing so easily. The dolls from One Step Ahead is really an amazing gift for small kids & they are going to love it.ReplyDelete
Very thoughtful post! kids will learn from this.. hehe i beeter inform my sister about this so she can try it with her kids. PReplyDelete
Good workmanship for the doll indeed, looks very long lasting and safe for children!ReplyDelete
That does look like a great teaching tool and toy ... all in one ;)ReplyDelete