Conscientious Play

Children's toys aim to teach diversity and equality

Implications - The diversity in children's toys, especially dolls, is growing, as the demand for representation becomes deafening. Beyond equal representation, these toys reflect a desire amongst Millennial parents to educate their children on the differences between people. Conscientious play speaks to an interest in education that is rooted in real-world issues rather than abstract principles.
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Warm Top 4 Examples: 5,059 Total Clicks Jan 16 - Feb 16
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Consumer Insight Topics: ToysYouthLife-Stages
Diverse Model-Made Dolls - Mala Bryan Created a Line of Dolls That Celebrate Black Beauty
SCORE: 4.9
Hot 1,067 Clicks Pub: Feb 8, 16
Diverse Model-Made Dolls
Mala Bryan Created a Line of Dolls That Celebrate Black Beauty
Slow but steady progress is being made with diversity in the fashion industry and model Mala Bryan is furthering the inclusiveness with a line of dolls that honor black skin tones. Malaville dolls... [More]
Hijab-Wearing Barbie Dolls - This Instagram Account Shows Barbie Wearing a Hijab in Stylish Ways
SCORE: 6.7
Warm 2,367 Clicks Pub: Feb 8, 16
Hijab-Wearing Barbie Dolls
This Instagram Account Shows Barbie Wearing a Hijab in Stylish Ways
In response to the demand for more inclusive dolls, one Instagram-user has created an account for her hijab-wearing Barbie. While Mattel recently made headlines for its realistic Barbie collection,... [More]
Civil Rights Era Dolls - This Historical Doll Teaches Young Girls About the Civil Rights Movement
SCORE: 3.8
Mild 703 Clicks Pub: Feb 24, 16
Civil Rights Era Dolls
This Historical Doll Teaches Young Girls About the Civil Rights Movement
American Girl recently introduced a historical doll that teaches young girls about the Civil Rights movement. With Black History Month wrapping up, this doll provides a great way for parents to... [More]
Diversely Shaped Dolls - The Latest Barbie Fashionistas Line Boasts Curvy, Tall and Petite Models
SCORE: 4.3
Mild 922 Clicks Pub: Jan 28, 16
Diversely Shaped Dolls
The Latest Barbie Fashionistas Line Boasts Curvy, Tall and Petite Models
Change might come slowly to big corporations, but with slumping sales as a huge motivator, it’s no wonder the latest Barbie Fashionitas line is finally more diverse than ever before. It boasts... [More]
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