1 year old

Sylvanian Families Country Clinic


It's a very exciting time in our house as we've just got our first Sylvanian Families set and I'm not sure who loves them more, me or the kids!  We have the Striped Cat Family and the Country Clinic set to start off our collection.

As soon as the set arrived Ivy couldn't wait for me to open the cat family.  She walked around for the whole day just cuddling all four of them.  She carried them with her everywhere she went, to eat her dinner and to go to bed (nearly in the bath too, but I managed to stop her just in time!)  They are extremely well made and the attention to detail is incredible!  Their little faces are so cute and perfectly formed and the little clothes are absolutely adorable.

The next day we opened up the Country Clinic and I put it all together and decorated it with the stickers included in the set.  As Sylvanian Families are intended for children from aged 3 and older the sets do include quite a few small pieces, so when Ethan plays with it on his own these can stay out but I put them away when Ivy is playing.

The clinic comes with a little doctor's coat and stethoscope, so you can make any of your Sylvanian Family animals into the doctor.  Then they can all be used as doctors and patients in any creative stories that your little ones come up with.  Ethan come up with elaborate situations of how the cats have hurt themselves and why they've come to the doctor, and for Ivy I guide her along with ideas of where the cats should go and what the doctor should do next, which she then takes on and interprets in her own way.

The Country Clinic comes with absolutely everything you could possibly need to play doctor in your small world play.  It could be a really useful tool in playing out scenarios if your little one is ill or even before regular check ups if they get nervous about what's going to happen.  It is also just a lot of fun to use all of the teeny tiny little doctor's tools and accessories to play out situations and learn about how different things work.  We are definitely going to have a lot of fun with this set for years to come, and I can't wait to add more to our collection!

* This is a review post, we were sent the Sylvanian Families Striped Cat Family and Country Clinic to play with and write our honest review about.*

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