Little Tikes Playhouse – Time To Upgrade

As of this writing you might have not known that my 2 little kiddos are 4 and 6 and both love to mess around in all kinds of Little Tikes Playhouse sets. I have no clue what the fascination is but my kids play with the all of the time like it's drawing them with some unknown magnetic effect.

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This was one of the sets that my kids play with all of the time at the local toy store near us at Toys R Us. They just loved the different aspects of the playhouse. I think most display units are chosen because of setup or ease of sale. This Little Tikes Playhouse set sells like gangbusters due to the price point and general size of the unit.

I normally or lets say almost 90% of the time try and go out with the family when doing errands. I would say 100% of the time we have gone into Toys R Us and they have a display of this little tikes playhouse it's a sure thing they go and play in it. I remember countless times my kiddos would just play in that ONE set while my wife went to get baby stuff or look for some deals for gifts. I think most times they would even play the entire time so I would just hover in that area taking my phone calls for my internet marketing business while the kids are playing around.

If your wondering, the picture to the right is not of my 2 kids or my wife 😉

What is even more telling is that if there are other kids in the area they are all drawn to this little tikes playhouse. It's like how kids want to play on a jungle gym set when they see one. This is the shiny toy they are pulled to play with. It's fun and I don't have to worry about them hurting themselves with this one too.

Little Tikes Playhouse – Requirements

As a father I generally look at a couple things:

  1. Price (who doesn't?)
  2. Size
  3. Complexity
  4. Durability
  5. Longevity (lasting appeal, will they keep using?)
  6. Possible re-sale?
  7. Shipping and Transportation (will it fit in my Van?)
  8. Something better (more or less expensive?) (more…)