Some months ago I bought Valentina her first doll. Hubby and I opted to go for a mixed race rag doll. Her name is Naomi
. We felt it was important that not only for her but for her brother to have toys that reflected them as much as possible, along with other ‘main stream’ ones of course. I say other main stream because finding black and mixed race doll, as well as toys is not easy. Well Christmas is around it got me thinking about what to get the kids. It seemed natural to continue in the same vein and purchase gifts that re-enforce positive images of people of colour. After chatting with acquaintances, searching the internet and referring to mixed race and multicultural blogs that I follow, I’ve found 10
items that should interest to children of mixed heritage and little global citizens. Here’s my list and its not exhaustive, at all:
I feel that I should state, I’ve not tried and tested these sites, myself. I’ve only trawled the internet for sources of the toys and books of interest. Looking at the list I can’t decide what to get for my children this Christmas but the idea or more brown babies feels fine… toy babies that is…
If you have found and/or bought any toys, books or multicultural resources that are suitable for mixed heritage children, please share them and your story with us. Untill then…
… happy shopping! And Seasons’ Greetings!