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.
Does your child like playing with Barbie?
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