- Full ‘Pony Club’ costume
- Pony with saddle and bridle
MT had just began Pony Club herself when the doll arrived and so the new language and skills learned everyday in club was reenacted afterwards with Lottie. She definitely sensed that Lottie was also a child, without me having to bring up the topic. I guess it was clear from the dolls body design. It was really nice to see MT dressing the doll with similar clothes that she would wear herself and not clothes that were out of her age range. MT made Lottie a dress herself for Pony Camp party day. MT loves anything crafty especially making clothes for dolls or her friends so this was great fun for her.
I think the Lottie Dolls encourage children to play as children and use child like language and content . I do also think role-play is important, so like games where there is a mommy who is doing the shopping etc, but it was very refreshing to see a child playing as a child with a child like doll. There are plenty of dolls to choose from for everyones interests and hobbies.
Lottie came on holidays with us and fit perfectly in our carry on. She entertained on the plane during the journey and while we were there. She was also good company while eating out.
From an educational point of view she’s a great doll for children needing practise in the area of fine motor control. Dressing Lottie and the horse require the use of the pincer grip which is used for writing and turning pages in a book.
We are officially fans and look forward to seeing more of Lottie and her friends in the future. We are also very fond of one of her new friends….. we’ll tell you more in another post.
Lottie Dolls are available online and in shops worldwide. There is something to suit everyones budget.
Until next time, have you got a Lottie Doll? Which one is your favourite?
Disclaimer: We were given one Pony Camp Lottie Doll in exchange for this review and competition. All opinions are our own.