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Dollhouse to help DS acquire speech?

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GherkinsAreAce Thu 18-Jul-13 19:54:59

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Hawkmoth Thu 18-Jul-13 20:01:09

The playmobil 123 house is fantastic. I got it for DS for his 2nd birthday and he spent a LONG time playing with it. It's gender neutral, chunky and folds up with the pieces inside. I reckon it's the best thing I bought him.

insanityscratching Thu 18-Jul-13 20:02:59

Yes small world play really helps vocabulary and a child can practice routines and scenes that help them make sense of the world. Dd has a Fisher Price Loving family one like these Even though there is a fair bit of pink the people look like recognisable people and the furniture is lifelike. It's also sturdy and washable which is a bonus too.

JollyHolidayGiant Thu 18-Jul-13 20:06:40

My sisters had one like this :

Worriedmind Thu 18-Jul-13 20:09:25

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GherkinsAreAce Thu 18-Jul-13 20:44:58

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blueberryupsidedown Fri 19-Jul-13 12:07:50

Any toy of that type would do. A little people farm is also good as you can make lots of animal sounds. And the little people zoo. A toy kitchen with plastic food. These toys create lots of opportunity to chat and encourage talking.

GherkinsAreAce Fri 19-Jul-13 22:34:16

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Misty9 Fri 19-Jul-13 22:39:01

Another idea is to use a basic four cube shelving unit (like ikea expedit) and buy the furniture bits separately. I've seen this on Pinterest and the like and love the idea smile

Misty9 Fri 19-Jul-13 22:42:24

Like this

Misty9 Fri 19-Jul-13 22:45:44

Plus this?

tapdancingelephant Fri 19-Jul-13 22:47:18

It doesn't fulfill your 'not pink' brief, but we have the Kidkraft mansion house (or similar - will google in a minute). It is big, but open all around, and very easily accessible. Lots of furniture, with colour coding to the rooms which helped dd work out which bit of furniture belonged to which room (she also has speech/language difficulties; we got ours when she was about 3, and it is still in use now she is 7, so although expensive, we have had our money's worth)

will just find a link, hang on

this is the one we have. We have an assortment of dolls to go with it - Barbie fits well (unfortunately), but I also have the soft Manhatten doll range ones, and dd2 even uses Happyland people in it (way out of scale, but she's happy!)

We got ours in Costco, it can be worth looking htere (especially int he run up to Christmas!)

redwellybluewelly Fri 19-Jul-13 22:52:00

Why not see if you have a toy library near you? Then you could trial one and see how your son takes to it. Toys R us was selling sme half price as I was going to get our DD one.

DevonCiderPunk Fri 19-Jul-13 22:54:28

Toy library is a great idea.

If you're near Devon, PM me! I have an old Habitat house that's not getting much love any more... very non-gender-specific, very lived-in...

DevonCiderPunk Fri 19-Jul-13 22:56:45

Another idea is picture books with scenes of daily life in them. Brambly Hedge books have lovely cross-sections of tree-trunk mouse houses, where you can point out kitchens, bedrooms, etc.

GherkinsAreAce Fri 19-Jul-13 23:03:26

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Edendance Sat 20-Jul-13 20:48:22

Another recommendation for Playmobil- I've found them to be excellent in the past, and often very gender neutral.

PolterGoose Sun 21-Jul-13 09:30:31

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insancerre Sun 21-Jul-13 09:40:48

you want something like this
it is expensive but the people are good because they look like they are the bendytype and not fixed plastic

insancerre Sun 21-Jul-13 09:45:31

amazon have some this is lovely and cheaper

Fizzypop001 Sun 21-Jul-13 10:52:42

reading chest seems really good as just started with them but the books i received seemed really good for children with delayed speech gave me books about the house which identifies the rooms around the house andtells kids what they can do in certain areas of houselike eating in kitchen and have picture of boy eatting breakfast with tick next to it got other books about colours etc worth a look

GherkinsAreAce Sun 21-Jul-13 12:34:42

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redwellybluewelly Sun 21-Jul-13 12:40:17

Usbourne do a series of look and say books - thinhs like garden, home, town, weather and they are superb and helped our DD who has an expressive speech delay.

It is very emotional watching and having conversations with my daughters peers (they are three) who tell me about theur favourite toys and what they did at yhe weekend and my child is pointing and occasionally putting short sentences together but with no real conversation aspect.

redwellybluewelly Sun 21-Jul-13 12:40:46

Also an ipad helped our dd - an app cakled Splingo!

ClaimedByMe Sun 21-Jul-13 12:45:58

We have the toys r us wooden one, it came with basic furniture and you can buy more bits to go with it!

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