***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
My little ones are basically obsessed with dolls. Both Sophie and Xander love nothing more than playing with dolls of any kind, and it's really cute to watch them play out their imaginary "dollie-drama" scenarios. (I say drama because usually the dolls end up having cat-fights. Perhaps this is because my 3 year old, Xander, gets bored if he has to play too nicely!)
So when we received the charming HABA Doll Shona with Travel Case, I knew the littles would be thrilled. Not only would they have a new dolly friend to play with, but also a great setting for creative play, since she comes with this elaborate case complete with a closet for her spare clothing. Pretty cute, isn't she?
ABOUT HABA :
HABA products can be found nationwide at over 1,000 U.S. specialty retail stores and in specialty catalogs and websites. Many of its products have been recognized with German and American awards including Parents’ Choice Foundation, National Parenting Center, Creative Child, and Dr. Toy. HABA received Best Toys of the Year recognition from the TODAY Show Toy Test and has been featured in national magazines such as American Baby, Baby Talk, Fit Pregnancy, Parenting, Parents and Working Mother.
Our Review of the Doll Shona :
Our doll arrived very quickly, and was beautifully packaged. Obviously, the Doll Shona is no stranger to travel. As you can see, she has been all over the world by the stamps on her travel case. Makes me a bit jealous, since I haven't been to the desert or Paris yet!
Nestled inside this adorable case is Shona, a soft-bodied 8" doll that's full of personality. The case doubles as a play-set, and includes a courtyard complete with flowers and a feline friend, as well as a bedroom with a fully functional closet.
I love the amount of detail that the Doll Shona has. She's got spunky red hair, big, inquisitive blue eyes, and she's even got some freckles for added personality. Since this doll's features are embroidered, there are no worries about choking hazards or loose parts. (Trust me. This is a good thing. My kids have pulled eyeballs off of SO many toys, and I am always scared that they will somehow end up swallowed.)
Shona is quite the fashionista, too! She comes with 2 outfits: One very pretty party dress, and a fun, polka dotted romper that's perfect for play. Each outfit is expertly made, and is easy to put on and take off. They have velcro closures, which are definitely kid-friendly. This is a big plus with younger kids who may lack the coordination to wrestle with buttons.
My kids absolutely love their new Shona doll. They really enjoy playing with her, and even invite their other dolly friends to come visit Shona in her "house". (Yes, that is a Groovy Girls Doll in the background. Review coming soon!)
Sophie and Xander love to carry Shona around with them wherever we go. Thanks to the travel case, this doll is the perfect toy to bring over to Grandma's house or on playdates. Gotta love portable toys!
Overall, I am quite impressed with the Doll Shona with Travel Case from HABA. The doll is cheerful in appearance, and is very skillfully made. I also love that she is machine washable, should her travels get a bit messy. Her clothing and "home" are also wonderfully detailed as well, making this the perfect companion for little ones. So no matter where the summer may take your family, Shona will make an excellent travel companion!
How to Connect :
You can check out this and other amazing children's products on the HABA website.
You can also connect with HABA on Facebook and on twitter to stay on top of their latest products and promotions!
And BIG NEWS!! HABA is now also on Instagram! Woo-Hoo!
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