CUTE BROWN GIRLS!
Young Black girls can now enjoy playing with a very unique toy that reflects what they look like. A new collection called Toys Like Me(TM), features cute dolls with brown skin, natural hair, and an adjustable strap that allows children to wear it as a backpack doll. The top of the doll can even be unzipped to store small items in a hidden pouch.
Many might assume that the concept was created by a woman, but Toys Like Me was actually created by Dante Lee, an African American dad who noticed that most toys sold by major retailers do not reflect what children with brown skin look like. He was also shocked when he watched a YouTube proving that children of various races believe that toys that look like Black people are “bad” and “ugly”.He wanted to create backpack dolls and other products that Black children could resonate with, that is, toys that would build character, self-esteem, and most importantly… self-awareness! So, after doing some research and meeting with manufacturers overseas, he quickly decided to launch his own line of African American toys. The Toys Like Me collection, so far, also includes brown emoji pillows. “They are basically small pillows with popular emoji expressions… but on African American faces,” Lee says. “There are mobile apps that have done this, but we are the first to launch actual emoji toys and accessories like this.” www.ToysLikeMe.com
You can create your own stuffed animal that has a striking resemblance to a real creature or your pet by purchasing a product by Budsies. This company offers the option of having photos of people, pets or characters created into cuddly, memorable keepsakes. As a bonus they even partner with communities and hospitals to give children who are fighting illnesses an opportunity to have a keepsake of their own through Budsies Pals. www.Budsies.com.
LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE!
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