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Furnished School Building

Furnished School Building

Fall 2010 Toys
Ages: 4 & Up
Manufacturer: Playmobil USA, Inc.
Price: $169.99
Review:

Playmobil makes some of the most high quality play sets on the market, and the Playmobil School is no exception. This two-story building contains hundreds of small-scale details: desks, books, chalkboards and chalk, art supplies, musical instruments, backpacks and lunchboxes, even coffee for the teachers and juice for the students. There is a wide range of student and teacher figures for pretend play. Older testers enjoyed helping to construct the building and stock it with furniture and props; younger ones spent many hours in imaginative play with the characters, constructing elaborate pretend school situations and playing out the relationships among students and with their teachers. The set also invites children to gather Playmobil figures from other sets and sent them to school as well. The price on the set is substantial, but it is well worth the investment.

Emily Crawford   ©2010 Parents' Choice
Emily holds a BSE in electrical engineering and computer science from Duke University and a Master's in computer engineering from Georgia Tech. She is a homeschooling parent and lives with her husband, three children, five cats, and thousands of LEGOs in Blacksburg, Virginia.

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Playmobil USA, Inc.
800-PLAYMOBIL
http://www.playmobil.com
Specialty Stores
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http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0021ZQP42/parentschoice-20

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