Okay, I admit. Even though I grew up as a little tomboy who never played with dolls, coming across these new American Girl dolls that embrace disabilities and differences has got me excited!
Did you know that among the accessories available are crutches, a wheelchair, a service dog in a harness, a hearing aid and an allergy-free lunch kit? And, there’s even a doll without hair to represent people who’ve lost their hair as a result of cancer treatments! That’s a really nice addition to the doll accessories i grew up seeing – high heels and make up kits.
Perhaps it’s finally time we can say goodbye to giving children the message that beauty means being blonde-haired, blue-eyed, and measuring 39-18-33, and say hello to teaching them to embrace diversity!
Read the full article at: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/11/29/american-girl-dolls-embrace-differences-and-disabilities/