Cutest toys with building material and dolls

by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  December 30, 2020

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Children and building are a fantastic combination. Anyone who has children at home can find toys that contain blocks or building blocks.

Almost every child finds building exciting and fun to do.

But building involves much more than just stacking blocks, or assembling them: it is also extremely important for healthy development.

In this article I'll give you some examples of fun building toys that come with dolls.

Cutest toy building material with dolls rated

In addition, I will briefly explain why building is an indispensable play activity for a child.

In the table below you can find a number of toy products that consist of building blocks and figures to play with.

 

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Best LEGO City construction kit: Space Travel Rocket Best LEGO City construction kit Space Travel Rocket

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Best LEGO Friends construction kit: Friendship Bus Best LEGO Friends construction kit: Friendship Bus

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Best LEGO Duplo construction kit: Fire station Best LEGO Duplo building kit: Fire station

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Cutest building material with dolls for toddler: The Wild Family 50 wooden building blocks in tons Best building material with dolls for toddler: The Wild Family 50 wooden building blocks in barrel

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Cutest building material with dolls for toddler: Androni Woezel & Pip in the Magic Garden Best building material with dolls for toddler: Androni Woezel & Pip in the Magic Garden

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Most fun construction kit with dolls from toddler to 8 years: Mini Basic Plus-Plus Police Best kit with dolls from toddler to 8 years old: Mini Basic Plus-Plus Police

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Check out the best options in my video, or read more about why building with these toys is good for development, and an in-depth review of each of these options:

Why are construction toys crucial to development?

Building is not all fun. No, it is also an important part of the development of every child.

There are so many good reasons to have your child to play with building materials (like this one here), below we list six:

  1.  Self-confidence and social play. A child is often proud when it has completed its construction. Not only has it then created a beautiful product with the help of the blocks: it has also built up self-confidence and self-esteem. Building is often more fun with boyfriends and girlfriends. The kids then have to share toys and work together on an end product. If the building material also contains dolls, a child also learns role-playing immediately.
  2.  Problem solving and persistence. By creating, demolishing, and rebuilding, a child learns that not everything always goes right the first time, and that perseverance is needed to achieve a certain goal. For example, a child wants to build a ship. It then starts thinking about how he is going to approach that. If he takes a critical look at his product during construction, he may think, for example: "the ship is actually still a bit too square, how do I improve the shape of my ship?"
  3. Creativity and (imagination). Blocks, building blocks and other building materials offer many possibilities. With a little imagination and creativity, a child can make anything they want. By playing with a friend, a child can also create something they could not have imagined themselves.
  4. Mobility. When a child plays with blocks and building toys, the fine and gross motor skills. During development, the motor skills get better and better. Little kids often start with large blocks, and as they grow up they can experiment with smaller blocks.
  5. Language. When a child builds something with someone, learn to express themselves in a playful way. Together with a friend, they can then discuss the product they are building together. LEGO has launched special building toys that is specially designed to promote language development, for example the LEGO Education StoryTales.
  6. Mathematics and wetenschap. While building, a child comes into contact with various concepts, such as fitting and measuring, shapes, numbers and you name it. Spatial awareness is required when building. Children see how gravity works and as they build they get the chance to test hypotheses.

6 best building sets with figures rated

Best LEGO City building kit: Space Rocket

Best LEGO City construction kit Space Travel Rocket

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The LEGO City Space Travel Rocket Building and Transport is a fantastic building kit for the space enthusiast. The toys are based on lifelike NASA missions.

The set consists of 1055 building parts and seven figures including astronauts and a laboratory worker and it really is a MEGA package.

The set comes with lifelike details such as a multi-stage rocket with cockpit, missile transport crawler and a launch pad.

In this video, LEGO shows its building kit:

This great toy is suitable for children between 7 and 12 years old.

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Best LEGO Friends construction kit: Friendship Bus

Best LEGO Friends construction kit: Friendship Bus

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Will you join the LEGO Friends Friendship Bus? With this bus you will make the best trip of your life!

This friendship bus contains everything you could wish for, including a retractable pool with slide.

If you push the roof back, you will end up in the kitchen and the bathroom. In the upper deck are the rooms with the friends' beds.

The roof is transparent so that the girls can look at the stars at night in bed. The set comes with fantastic accessories and consists of 778 blocks and three figures.

The minimum age is 8 years.

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Best LEGO Duplo building kit: Fire station

Best LEGO Duplo building kit: Fire station

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For the little builders among us there is the LEGO Duplo Fire Station 10903. This fire station is easy to build and comes with three fun figures.

The fire station has a tower and a truck equipped with a flashing light and siren (which really work!).

Accessories included with the set include a ladder, fire hose, fire extinguisher, ax and a campfire.

This toy teaches children in a playful way what firefighters do for us in daily life and what heroes they are!

The set consists of 76 parts and is suitable for children from 2 years old.

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Best building material with dolls for toddler: The Wild Family 50 wooden building blocks in barrel

Best building material with dolls for toddler: The Wild Family 50 wooden building blocks in barrel

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Building with blocks is already great fun for a toddler, but if you are also looking for building material with figures, then these wooden blocks from The Wild Family are really something for them.

With the cute animals they can not only build but also play fun fantasy games.

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Best building material with dolls for toddler: Androni Woezel & Pip in the Magic Garden

Best building material with dolls for toddler: Androni Woezel & Pip in the Magic Garden

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Woezel & Pip are always cute, whether in a book for my son, the TV show or one of the many toys you can buy from it.

I like this magic garden extra, because you not only have the cute figures and many of their friends, but you can also put them together nicely.

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Best kit with dolls from toddler to 8 years old: Mini Basic Plus-Plus Police

Best kit with dolls from toddler to 8 years old: Mini Basic Plus-Plus Police

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I thought they looked a bit strange at first, but the construction in this way actually makes it fun to build with them.

It's a bit abstract like this, the police car, helicopter and the figures. But with all the pluses it is great fun to put together and there are no less than 760 pieces for an affordable price.

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Conclusion

As you can read it is It is very important that you have construction toys at home for your child. We have given you a number of examples of fun construction toys with dolls, so that your children can also role play with the dolls after building.

Have fun building!

Always something to do for the holidays or rainy day?

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Joost Nusselder, the founder of Speelkeuze.nl is a content marketer, father and loves trying out new toys. As a child, he came into contact with everything around games when his mother started the Tin Soldier in Ede. Since 2016, he and his team have been creating helpful blog articles to help loyal readers with fun play ideas.