{Win a Barbie Dreamtopia doll} The power of imagination play – Barbie Dreamtopia

Imaginative play is crucial to the cognitive, emotional, social and physical growth and development of young children. In other words, children make sense of the world around them through imaginative play. When a child enters the magical world of Barbie Dreamtopia, and fantasizes about being a fairy, a mermaid or a princess, they escape the boundaries of everyday life, and set their imagination free. Soph is obsessed with everything magical right now. Make-believe, pretend, fantasy play will have her completely wrapped up for hours on end, there’s no staring aimlessly at the television for her. As a mother, it’s so exciting to watch my little, almost-three-year-old, girl develop her sense of imagination and wonder. She’s currently obsessing over mermaids, fairies, unicorns and princesses. She twirls and flits around the house, exclaiming she’s ‘Princess Sophie’ whilst sipping as delicately as her little hands can manage on a mug of tea at one of her many tea parties she’s set up and invited all her favourite Barbies to.

When Soph’s Barbie Dreamtopia doll arrived, her eyes immediately glinted seeing the sparkly skirt and crown, and guess who had to set off to find a crown immediately?!

The Barbie Dreamtopia range was specifically developed for children between the ages of three and six – the period during which children begin to explore and test boundaries. Featuring a world filled with mermaids, fairies, and princesses, unicorns, rainbows and cotton-candy clouds, it is custom-designed to appeal to little girls from every walk of life, to give their imaginations free reign. This is a world in which anything is possible: breathing underwater, flying through the air, talking to animals and snacking on clouds.


The Dreamtopia range was originally born out of an animated series that saw Barbie and her younger sister Chelsea embark on a series of adventures in the fantastical world of Dreamtopia. But recognising the impressionable age of the target audience, the creators ensured that each episode offered more than just the twists and turns of a traditional fairy tale, teaching crucial life lessons along the way, such as the power of teamwork, problem solving, self-expression, patience, perseverance, and the importance of believing in oneself.


The popularity of the Dreamtopia range has seen it expand well beyond the boundaries of the animated series, giving little girls the opportunity to create their own imaginary worlds, featuring their very own fairies, mermaids and princesses, complete with wings, tails and hair to rival Rapunzel, not to mention pet unicorns, mermaids and even a talking cookie and milk set!


Any toy that can engage your little one in imagination play is a winner for me. Little girls are little for such a short time in their lives. Let them play. Let them dream. Set their imaginations free with Barbie Dreamtopia #YouCanBeAnything.


Mommalikeme is giving away a Barbie Dreamtopia doll to one lucky follower! All you have to do to enter is comment below on this blog post, easy! Make your little girl’s dreams come true!

T’s & C’s apply. Open to all residents of South Africa. The winner will be announced on the Mommalikeme Facebook page on 5th of April 2018.  For additional entries get sharing with your friends, and make sure you subscribe to www.mommalikeme.co.za!

I was sent a Barbie Dreamtopia doll for review purposes.




31 comments Add yours
  1. A absolutely interesting and enlightening article and review , thank you, was a pleasure to read.
    Love to win for a precious little princess Evelyn. Thank you

  2. Thank you for the very interesting article. I have soon to be three year old boy/girl twins and have noticed their interest in imaginative play developing over the last few months. My son is obsessed with cars, planes, trucks and all things boy like. My daughter is a typical girl and loves her dollies, barbies and all sparkly goodies. It’s great to know that some of these much loved toys are also good for their development.

  3. Megan! WOW! How gorgeous and what fun! Emily has such a vivid imagination and we love playing make-believe.
    Thanks for yet another awesome blog!

  4. Isabel would absolutely love to win this Barbie such a great article Meg and beautiful photos of Sophie xxx you’re an awesome mommy ❤️

  5. I would love to win this for my little girl. Just because I know she will love it. I do too. Wish we had Barbies like when I was little.
    My first and only Barbie was bought by an uncle for me at the age of 6 or 7 and Im 39 now. Loved it and my little brother was mean,he had my dog bite nibble if part of her face. I still played with her though….and made my own version of clothes. We couldnt afford all the accessories back then.

  6. This would make my 3old so happy. She loves Barbie. From dressing her up to washing her hair, putting on the shoes, clothes and just conversations with Barbie.
    Please choose us and make Madison a very happy girl.

  7. Kari is actually Barbie – I don’t know if any of you know this. Like, she IS, Barbie, in real life. Well that’s what she believes anyways 🙂 Shes 3 and loves all things Barbie!

  8. Absolutely love this article. I hope my baby girl will be a baby girl for a while and enjoy Barbie like I did. Would love to win it for her!

  9. I was a huge Barbie fan as a little girl, and I just know McKenzie is going to be one too!! I would love to kick start her collection off with this beautiful Barbie. Just love your blog Meg. Xx

  10. Having double the blessings & double the love giving them all that their heart desires is so difficult. Winning this prize will put me one step closer to fulfilling their wishes.

  11. I love to win and surprise my daughter Cameron also popularly known as Barbie lol
    She will be so excited to receive this and a great dad award awaits me.

  12. I just love it seeing girls (mine included) that still play with dolls. The world is way different out there…its scary. Know my daughter will absolutely love adding this Barbie 2 her playtime. 🙂

  13. How beautiful! My little girl would be thrilled for the surprise of this lovely doll. We have watched the movie so many times, it’s such fun. xx

  14. Would love to bless my daughter with this as we awaiting the arrival if her little sister.. it would be great for her to have a spoil!

  15. wow love this give away have a barbie fan of my own…. my middle child Tyrese…. she has a speech impairment…. the only way she speaks is through her barbie movies and phares. if i never watched a barbie movie id never understand her. she is 11 now and barbie is her world. would love to win this for her and see it in her eyes how happy shell be…. thank you for this magical give away. anyone would be so happy and lucky to win this

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