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Toys for Girls

Paving the Way for Girls to Reconsider Beauty

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

And while toy production is a multi-billion-dollar business, there are still questions all around about how much this industry is meeting demand. That's where Dr. Lisa and her company Positively Perfect, comes in.

Two Toy Trends on the Horizon

Dana Holmes | Posted 04.28.2014 | Parents
Dana Holmes

These are trends that will most likely slowly expand over the next couple of years into more and more products. But, for now, just a select group of major toy makers are dipping their "toys" in the water and seeing if they can jump start trends from scratch.

This Is NOT the Candy Land of Your Childhood

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 03.11.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

He steered me in the direction of an end cap a few aisles away, calling out to me as I hurried off, "They changed the box and packaging a little bit, but you should be able to spot it." Spotted.

6 Smart Toys Your Kids Will Love

Sandra Shpilberg | Posted 03.11.2014 | Parents
Sandra Shpilberg

Does the toy stimulate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) exposure, concepts or related curiosity?

Why Girls Don't Want to Be Engineers

Lauren Berninger | Posted 01.26.2014 | Women
Lauren Berninger

There is a great chasm of ignorance spanning the potential of girls and the actual achievement of girls. Who dreams of becoming something they've never heard? Who is interested in something they don't understand? More important, who is going to speak up and tell these girls to stop underestimating themselves?

If You Didn't Think This Was The Coolest Toy For Girls Yet, You Will Now

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 03.11.2014 | Parents

GoldieBlox, the toy company founded by engineer Debbie Sterling, has been chanting about girl power for a year now, and they are only getting louder. ...

Kickass Toy Company Could Break Down Gender Walls With A Super Bowl Spot

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.15.2013 | Parents

Engineer and founder of GoldieBlox construction toys, Debra Sterling, is breaking down gender barriers one block at a time. First, she created Gol...

Mamas, Don't Let Your Girls Grow Up to be Princesses

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jamie Davis Smith

My little girl loves all things pink. She loves princesses, tutus, sequins and baby dolls. I don't deny her the girly indulgences she loves so much, but I don't limit her experiences to them, either.

3-Year-Old Crushes Gender Stereotypes With 'Badass Lego Girls'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 09.27.2013 | Parents

Next time LEGO wants to launch a line of toys for girls, they might consider speaking to 3-year-old Cecilia. Instead of going the pastel hair salon r...

How Will Your Toy Choices Affect Your Kid's Future?

LearnVest | Posted 06.02.2013 | Parents
LearnVest

It's easy to buy toy kitchen utensils for girls and model airplanes for boys without another thought -- but there may be reasons not to.

Lego Sales Soar On Demand For New Girls' Series

AP | Posted 02.22.2013 | Parents

COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Lego's sales soared 25 percent last year thanks in part to its new series of building blocks designed for girls. The privately...

Princess Butterfly Sparkle Pants: What Toys Are Telling You About the Girl on Your Holiday List

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 02.13.2013 | Parents
Sheila Moeschen

Maybe the LEGO princess is also a firefighter who plays in a rock band when she's not putting out fires and sailing around on her pirate ship.

Dolls: A Christmas Shopping Report from the Field

Kate Fridkis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kate Fridkis

Almost every doll she saw was blond. A few were brunettes, and even fewer could be identified as anything other than Caucasian. The ones that weren't babies looked like they were about to go clubbing.