Build & Imagine Malia’s Beach House {Review}

 photo Build amp Imagine - Malias Beach House

By Salma Dinani

Using the imagination has always been a big part of playtime in our house. Whether it’s dress up, puppets, LEGO, dolls or cars, the kids love making up scenarios and making them come to life with their toys.

When we had the opportunity to try out Malia’s Beach House, by Build & Imagine, of course I jumped at the opportunity. Although doll houses are traditionally considered girl’s toys, we encourage both of our kids to enjoy all types of toys, so I knew Malia’s beach house would be a hit with both our 6-year old son and 4-year old daughter.

Build amp Imagine - Malias Beach House
Build amp Imagine - Malias Beach House

And I was right. As soon as the box was delivered to the house, both kids couldn’t wait to start building it.

If I am totally honest, there was actually a little struggle between the two of them because they both wanted to build all of it. Once we figured that out, with the reminder of sharing and working together, both kids had so much fun building and playing.

The beach house comes with 16 double-sided building panels so kids can build the house and then re-build it any way they like, it’s very easy to put the panels together in a number of different ways to build a tall house or a long house. The rooms include a kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms, garden and more. There is even a door that opens and closes!

Build amp Imagine - Malias Beach House
Build amp Imagine - Malias Beach House

The house comes with a Malia and Skyler doll as well as 40 magnetic accessories including clothes for the girls, pets, furniture for the house, food and stuff for the garden.

I also love that everything fits into an arm-sized box which makes it totally portable if we ever need to take it with us somewhere that the kids need to be entertained.

Best of all, the kids get to use their imaginations as they build the beach house and make up countless different stories as they play.

To order the Build & Imagine Malia’s Beach House visit: Build & Imagine’s online shop.

 photo SalmaDinaniHeadshot_zpsn6mqfufp.jpg

Salma Dinani is a writer, producer, mom of two, wife and a lover of good books (she just has no time to read them!) You can also find her blogging at

The following two tabs change content below.

Angela V

Founder and Writer at One Smiley Monkey blog
Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!

8 responses to “Build & Imagine Malia’s Beach House {Review}”

  1. I like this! Like that its portable.

  2. This is lovely. Kids get to use their imagination and can actually take it along to play at a friend’s house with it too. Great idea.

  3. Thanks for the great review,my granddaughter would love this house

  4. This is so awesome I love it, I think I will look into getting one of these for my grandaughter, not only will she have fun but I will too I think!!

  5. Looks like a great product that fosters creative and imaginative play; along with motor and spatial skills. Thank you for the review!

  6. that looks like a lot of fun. nothing like using your imagination

  7. Thanks Im thinking this would make a lovely gift for my granddaughter

  8. I love it when you have to build the toy before you use it

Leave a Comment