I may be raising two little boys, but as a woman, I am all about sending positive, empowering messages to young girls. Spoiler Alert: I am a girl, and I am all too aware of the mixed messages young girls receive from media, culture and society. Even in my own childhood, there were plenty of disparaging messages that can really mess with a young girls mind and heart as she is learning about her value, worth and building her self-esteem.
So when a toy comes along that serves to embrace health and empowering young girls to appreciate themselves, I give it a big two thumbs up. If you have a little girl, this toy needs to be on your holiday wish list!
Go! Go! Sports Girls were created by Dream Big Toy Company™ as a fun and educational way to promote self-appreciation and the benefits of daily exercise, healthy eating and sleeping habits, self-esteem and overall healthy life-skills for girls ages 3-12. They are perfectly directed for this age, not encouraging an older or overly mature image for young girls. Best part? These dolls are properly portioned, not projecting the false image of the impossibly small waste and large bust many other dolls showcase in today's market.
The founder, Jodi Norgaard, was a Girls on the Run coach for many years. One day she realized, "...there was a need for a positive doll for girls that would be age appropriate, proportioned properly and send a positive message about a healthy lifestyle - physically, mentally and emotionally - through sports." Read more about Jodi and her vision for Go! Go! Sports Girls.
Each Read and Play set offers one girl and her story, which encourages creative play through sport while also sending a positive message self-esteem and self-worth.