I bought Zoë this book: Dress-Up Dolls | Pretty Princesses.
I knew it’d be a hit with her.
There were two press-out princesses and over 50 press-out pieces of clothing and accessories, with a handy pocket in the inside back cover to store all the loose pieces when done.
I punched out all the pieces for Zoë and she just went to town. She spent the next hour or so playing with them. First, she systematically grouped the different outfits in piles –dresses, pants, bags, shoes, etc., before putting different outfits on the princesses. (I was rather impressed that she did that without being asked to do so!)
She then pretty much occupied herself with dressing up both princesses for almost an hour –coming up to me occasionally to ask for help or if I thought a princess looked pretty with a particular tiara or if the other princess would look better with a ball gown or a riding outfit.
Watching Zoë play with paper dolls just made me feel all mushy inside. I wonder how long her fascination with all things princess will last… and let’s see how long I can keep her away from Barbie and Bratz. (Hopefully for a long, long, long, long time!)
Did you play with paper dolls?
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