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I am guilty of being far too quick to turn to electronic devices when I need to provide entertainment for one of both of my children when we are out and about.
I’m also guilty of being too quick to think that it’s my job to provide entertainment at all, but that’s a topic for another post.
I love when I run across pocket-sized play options that rely on the imagination, and not on passive viewing. So for road trips, plane trips, running errands, or most any time that kids might be away from home and get bored, one great option is to have some halfpenny dolls on hand.
These small dolls were sent to us from Magic Cabin (a site I have frequently noted as being the absolute BEST resource for imaginative play).
Halfpenny dolls are exclusive to the site, and are currently offered in 5 different sets (neighborhood friends, nature dolls, Halfpenny family, mermaid family and royal family). They vary in price, but the set featured above is just $24.98, and comes with 4 poseable dolls and a cute little house that the dolls all easily fit inside for transport and storage.
My daughters have been taken with the sweet small size of the dolls and with the excellent detailing. It is evident that these are artisan designed and handcrafted with love. The materials are soft and the figures are easy to play with and quite inviting.
The set is very lightweight, so adding it to an activity bag or even throwing it in your purse is quite easy and can provide a child with a starting point for some fun imaginary play in most any location. It’s a great alternative to handing over your phone for videos or games and in my experience, the kids love it even more.
It’s a good thing for kids to experience boredom. And it’s an even better thing for them to find a cure for their boredom away from a screen.
Shopping tip: always check the top banner on Magic Cabin for their latest coupon code (if one is currently available). If they are running a special, it will be listed there. The current one is 10% off + free shipping on orders over $80.