Christmas gifts for girls– Build & Imagine makes playsets that encourage STEM learning while having fun!
If you’re looking for the perfect gift to give any little girl this Christmas, this is it! Build & Imagine makes illustrated magnetic building sets, kinda like a cross between a dollhouse and building blocks. There are eight different playsets to choose from, each with it’s own theme and storyline. We recently tried out one of the most popular sets, Malia’s Beach House, along with the new Draw & Build Dollhouse.
Malia’s Beach House playset comes with magnetic tiles that join together magnetically however you like. Each tile has an illustrated scene, from rooms of the house to an outdoor pool. Build it up tall, or make it one story. That’s what makes this toy so much fun, you can create your own world of possibilities.
We opened up our Malia’s Beach House for the kids to play with during Thanksgiving, while the grown-ups were getting things ready for our holiday dinner. They were so entertained by this new toy, it kept them busy for hours! I was so happy to see them all playing together, sharing and working as a team. It’s nice to have a playset that appeals to boys and girls and promotes STEM skills all the while.
The Build & Imagine sets are not just cute, they’re also very well made. The magnetic hold is strong so kids can easily attach each panel and hold their placement together. The illustrations are bright and seem able to last a long time without fading or peeling off. And I really love that the set is so easy to bring along when you travel.
Laurie Peterson, the founder and CEO of Build & Imagine created the Build & Imagine sets to help kids develop foundational STEM skills. Working in the toy industry she noticed that the kinds of play experiences she enjoyed as a child (involving building, creativity, and experimentation) were poorly represented in the girls’ section of most toy stores. She now develops building toys with adventurous leading female characters and rich narrative details to engage both girls and boys. Laurie received the 2015 “Rising Star Toy Inventor of the Year” award from TAGIE, and is the mother to a budding 6 year old builder.
Build & Imagine is up for two TOTY (Toy of the Year) awards this year. Their Malia’s House is a finalist for the “Rookie of the Year Category”, and their Marine Rescue Center is up for “Building Toy of the Year”. Malia’s House is on the Amazon Hot Holiday Toy List and has more than a hundred five star reviews.
You can create even more “StoryWalls” with the magnetic accessories extension packs, like this Slumber Party set that glows in the dark. Change your doll’s clothing and add fun new elements to set the scene for an awesome sleepover.
I’m really excited about the new Draw & Build Dollhouse too! I knew it would be the perfect gift for my niece who loves to draw and color. This new set comes with dry erase markers and blank magnetic panels that you can draw and design on again and again. She will love adding her own artwork and creativity to these pieces, and she can attach them to her original Build & Imagine playset also.
If you’re shopping for a great gift to give that will inspire endless creativity and continue to be well-loved past Christmas week, Build & Imagine playsets are the way to go. And the Draw & Build Dollhouse and magnetic accessories make great stocking stuffers!