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Barbie: Imagine The Possibilites


As a mother of a little girl who loves playing with Barbie and dolls, it's fascinating watching her imagination run wild. She can spend hours sitting and playing with them, pretending that they are shopkeepers, teachers, and even doctors and acts out all sorts of scenarios. I love that she likes to play with dolls, when I was younger I was more of a tomboy and didn't really play with dolls or wear dresses at all so its nice to see that she has her own preferences. She doesn't like to wear dresses or skirts but she does all things that little girls do such as baking cupcakes, dressing up, cooking in her kitchen and putting on make-up. She is definitely more of a girly girl than I ever was. 

But if she chose not to, and preferred to play with action men and dinosaurs who am I to tell her not to. I hate the stereotypical pink for girls and blue for boys, only women can be nurses and only men can be doctors. Everyone is different and every child has the right to be exactly what they want to be whether that be a nurse or a doctor. 

I love this video below from Barbie and the positive message behind it and it just goes to show that a child's imagination really is endless. Barbie allows girls to explore their limitless potential and be what ever they want to be. 



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8 comments

  1. My 6yr old is Barbie obsessed!! She has the dream house on her Xmas list!! That is a good video to be a positive message to girls. They should have some barbie dolls that are engineers etc as K just has fashion barbies, mum ones, beach ones, Safari ones none with a ambitious job lol

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  2. I've been seeing this go around Facebook. I didn't even play with Barbie's that much as a child but this would make me want to get them for my girls when I have them. I love how they are turning around her image!

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  3. I saw this a few days ago and I love it! I have 3 girls and they know they have the power to be whoever they want to be. I really want a barbie dream house, always have!

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  4. I think it's fantastic that Barbie are addressing gender stereotypes and making a step in the right direction! Would like to see the dolls in different body shapes too because as far as I'm aware the current ones are physically impossible. xx

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  5. As a child I adored playing with my Barbie. I builthink her furniture, knitted and sewed her clothes and let my imagination soar. I was never told this can't be done because you're a girl. Kids learn by the adults around them so if we encourage them they will be the best they can be. And even though Barbie'so body wasn't natural I didn't care. I had fun.

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  6. The idea of making this video is brilliant and inspired! Congratulations!!

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  7. My little ones are still too young yet but I have years of Barbie playing myself in my childhood. So many like to go against poor old Barbie these days but it didn't do me any harm.

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