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Sago Mini Portable Playhouses

Sago Mini Portable Playhouses

Spring 2017 Toys
Ages: 3 & Up
Manufacturer: Sago Mini
Price: $29.99

SAGO Mini's new portable playhouses will delight those hungry for space travel or apple pie. Smartly designed with playfulness and whimsy, these compact imaginative playsets open worlds, words, menus and mapping.

As pilots and passengers on Harvey's Spaceship prepared to journey to other planets, they asked questions about the weather and which clothes they should pack. They asked how long it would take to get there, and practiced how to introduce themselves to space creatures. Do we all speak the same language? Will they be happy to see us? Should we bring a present, like pizza or toys?

Jack, the owner of the eponymous diner, is known to cook up as much conversation as food. Today's special? A salad and a song from the jukebox, aka the iPod's granddad. Who puts a pineapple in a pan on the stove? Mom, why are you laughing at the cat clock? Why does one slice of pizza cost more than a bunch of pancakes? Please pass the syrup.

The eight piece Harvey's Spaceship set ($19.99) includes the fold out spaceship, a flag, a laptop, UFO, a non-exploding hoverboard, a dog bowl, a helmet and of course, Harvey himself. Jack's 13 piece Diner ($29.99) playset includes the fold out illustrated diner, a counter, a table and a booth, 3 mugs and 3 bowls, and the very cheerful Jack and Dennis characters.

Parents' Choice Foundation's PlayAbilty Scale® rates SAGO Mini Playhouses very strong in imaginative play, communication, language and motor skills.

Claire Green   ©2017 Parents' Choice
Claire is president of Parents' Choice Foundation and cofounder of Sandbox Summit®. She looks for toys and media that will unleash children's interests, and celebrate the fun of learning.

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