Vi and Va Helps Latina Girls Embrace Their Heritage! #ViandVa @ViandVa #Giveaway #Ad

    When I was a little girl, I loved playing with dolls.  I can still remember spending hours role-playing with them and using my imagination to act out scenarios and to dress and accessorize them.  This time was magical for me because it was almost like I created my own little world that included my beautiful dolls and myself.  The only problem was that, back then, there were not many dolls who embodied or represented Latinas or Latin culture.     Although I don't have daughters, I teach young Latinas and have been doing so for over fifteen years.  During this time, I have seen how important it is for young girls to have images in the media, and around them, that they can relate to culturally and emotionally.  Vi and Va has recently launched a fashion doll line that is inspired by Latino cultures.  It consists of four main characters who are not just friends, they are also family!  This is an added bonus for me because Latino culture has always revolved around the importance of … [Read more...]

Have A Rockin’ February With The Beatrix Girls! @TheBeatrixGirls #Giveaway #TheBeatrixGirls #Ad

    When I was a little girl, I loved playing with dolls.  I remember spending hours role playing with them and pretending that they were real people.  Now that I am an educator, I realize that all of this time engaged in pretend-play was crucial to my social development.     Although I don't have any daughters of my own, I have always encouraged both of my sons to pretend-play with their toys and have never established any gender restrictions when it comes to playing with dolls or other toys.     I really like the Beatrix Girls dolls for that reason, they are very modern and colorful.  Not only are they pop stars but they’re also big romantics! They love hearts, chocolates, and love making each other feel special!  That's why I couldn't have picked a better month than February to celebrate the month of love with the Beatrix Girls!     What better way to celebrate this month than with cute custom accessories for all of you Trixie Fans?     Popstar Club is granting one lucky … [Read more...]