Have you seen the adorable Calico Critters? My daughter received the Adventure Tree House for her fourth birthday along with the Silk Cat family. She absolutely loves them. These fuzzy little critters have the most wonderful details and sweet expressions. Brilliant Sky Toys and Books recently announced their top 12 Brilliance Award winners and the Calico Critters Tree House made the list! They asked me to share some of their new Calico Critters products below as well. Be sure to check them out, and all of the toys on their awards list, for this season’s gift giving ideas.
The treehouse was easy to assemble and allows a few variations for placement of the house and the slide. My 4-year old has some frustration getting the house to sit the way it’s meant to on the platform and the swing takes some time to balance so an animal can actually swing on it. Once it’s set she’s able to play on her own for hours. She likes putting things in the little bucket to bring up to the top floor and sending them down the slide.
She also likes to set up the Calico Critters Adventure Tree House with her big doll house so they can all play together. We mix and match the furniture and friends which now include our cute Calico Critters.
Critters have tons of fun playing in the tree house! Features cabin, slide, sundeck, swing, and pulley! Also includes tree trunk & grass base, 2 tree branches, tree stem for pulley, 2 railings, and 2 ladders. Adventure Tree House measures 13″ x 11.5″ x 15″.
Be sure to check out this adorable video from Brilliant Sky Toys and Books to see more of the tree house features.
I’m excited for my daughter to open her Caravan Family Camper on Christmas morning. It features a kitchen, bunk beds and even a tiny flip down toilet. The accessories with this piece are TINY to say the least so this one is not appropriate for play around babies or toddlers. I’m hoping she can keep track of these pieces. We’ll have to be sure we have a bin with a lid for these.
Calico Critter families can spend happy vacations together travelling in their very own Caravan Camper! When they take off on the road, they will take the comforts of home with them: A well-stocked large kitchen, a spacious bathroom, plenty of storage and room for 4 to sleep. Best of all, they can pull their camper with the Convertible Coupe car! (car sold separately) Over 35 accessories including round table, plates, cups, utensils, pots, pan, sleeping bags, maps, “board games”, iron, soap, towel & much more! Caravan measures: 17″ x 9 1/2″ x 13 1/2″ opened, 7 1/4″ x 11 1/2″ x 7 1/4″ closed
These toys take some patience to play with because of the little pieces and detailed clothes but my 4-year old handles it well most of the time. The Calico Critters families are an affordable gift under $25 although the larger pieces are quite expensive. That said they’re sturdy and very detailed.
Be sure to visit a Brilliant Sky Toys and Books near you to find more great Calico Critter toys and see all of their Brilliance Award winners in person. The Adventure Tree House has a MSRP of $69.95.
Disclosure: I received a sample however all thoughts remain my own.