It's Just For Fun Friday! On JFFF, we review items and activities that you can do with your kids in order to increase their cultural competence and diversity awareness.
How many of you had Barbie dolls when you were growing up? I know I had a ton and I loved them. I'm not sure when I realized that their bodies were absolutely ridiculous and unattainable, but I do know that there weren't too many alternatives. Enter the Lammily doll! These amazing dolls actually have real proportions - proportions of an actual person who can fit all of their organs within their waist size. These dolls are great because they really can do so much of what Barbie can do, but they actually look like normal girls - and they have a boy! What a great way for kids to start to internalize positive images about their normal-sized bodies.
So, check out the video and then print out the page below for a quick list of potential questions, comments, and activities as your child plays with their much healthier doll. There is also a link to buy it.
Do you think it is important for kids to have dolls with realistic body sizes? Why or why not? Can or should these dolls replace Barbie? Leave a comment below.
Most of all, enjoy. And don't forget to HAVE FUN!
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This is the place to go to develop your child's cultural competence while still having fun! If you know that your child needs this essential 21st century skill, but find it so overwhelming, you are in the right place. Using everyday items and activities, you can increase the diversity awareness in your home. It's Just For Fun!
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