Children enjoy playing with heroic toys, like firefighters, astronauts and also superheroes galore. While these characters certainly spark imagination and also joy, they can fail to display handicaps. All youngsters must have accessibility to dolls with disabilities and toys that celebrate distinctions and, well, also resemble themselves. Toys stand for a fundamental part of being a kid. It’s something they can often identify with and also promotes development, aiding to develop self-esteem.
When a character with a special needs belongs to the conversation, it brings about normalizing incorporation of diversity, better understanding and acceptance of all individuals as a whole,” suggests Nick Sabula, Public Matters Professional for the National Council on Impairment. In the last few years, some makes have companies have implemented inclusive toys but there is plenty more room for growth in the industry.
Dolls with Disabilities - Multipack
Marvel Education Friends with Diverse Abilities Figure Set, Inclusive Doll Set of 6 for Ages 3 and Up. Dolls with Disabilities.
Teach your children to be open-minded with the Marvel Education Diverse Abilities Figure Set! These figures will help foster positive awareness and inclusive attitudes towards individuals with physical challenges. Made of solid vinyl, these unbendable dolls are sturdy and stand up to lasting use.
They’re great for little ones who may tend to throw, step on, or chew their dolls as they will not be damaged. These figures add inspiration and social awareness to playtime. This set includes 6 figures and is perfect for classroom or home play. The recommended ages for this toy set is 3 and up. The tallest figure measures 5″ in height.
Barbie Fashionista Line - Dolls with Disabilities
Barbie Fashionistas Doll #133 – Barbie doll celebrates diversity with unique fashion dolls that encourage real-world storytelling and open-ended dreams. With a wide variety of skin tones, eye colors, hair colors and textures, body types and fashions, the Barbie Fashionistas dolls are designed to reflect the world girls see around them today, offering them infinite ways to play out stories and express their style. This doll inspires new play possibilities with a manual wheelchair that has rolling wheels and a working brake.
Includes Barbie Fashionistas doll wearing fashions and accessories, wheelchair and ramp. Doll cannot stand or roll alone. Flat shoes fit dolls with articulated ankles or flat feet. Colors and decorations may vary.
Barbie Fashionistas Doll #121 Kids can play out stories with challenges extreme and routine with Barbie doll, who has a removable leg prosthesis. It’s easy to take on and off for storytelling action.
Down Syndrome Dolls with Disabilities
The Annie Doll – Soft 12″ Baby Doll with Down Syndrome and Children’s Storybook
Annie is our friend who has Down Syndrome. She stands 12.8 inches tall, is lightweight and made with a variety of soft and snuggly materials like Jersey Knit fabric. And bonus – she’s easy to spot clean. Her arms, legs, and tush are sown together in a way that makes her fun and easy for little hands to hold. Plus she can sit upright by your side. Her blue and yellow uniquely created butterfly dress pattern is important to Annie as it represents awareness for people with Down Syndrome.
In each doll’s clothing print, you can find a nod to the olive branch which is a universal symbol of “peace” and part of the Selma’s Dolls logo. The Annie doll also comes with the illustrated storybook, “First Day of School,” a magical story where a little girl named Selma – the inspiration behind Selma’s Dolls – overcomes her first day of school fears through the help of her new friends who happen to look very different from her. The book also includes conversation starters to help parents talk with their child about about how everyone’s differences are beautiful.
MINILAND 31068 Doll Down Syndrome CAUCASIAN BOY Doll with Down Syndrome features which helps to raise kids’ awareness of diversity and inclusion, promoting values of equality, integration and acceptance.
Create Your Own Dolls with Disabilities- 18 Inch Dolls
Beverly Hills Doll Collection Wheelchair Set. To create your own dolls with disabilities. This set is compatible with 18 inch dolls. Fabric on wheel chair is removable for washing. -Wheel chair is foldable and has a brake mechanism. -For ages 4 years old and up. -Includes wheel chair, hospital gown and slippers, crutches, casts and stickers.
Hearing Aids – Fits most 18 inch doll ears. Comes with the aids and four sparkly pairs of ear rings.
American Girl Truly Me Diabetes Care Kit for 18-Inch Dolls. Kits comes with:
- A blood sugar monitor and lancing device
- An insulin pump that can be clipped to a doll’s waistband, plus an adhesive to attach the infusion set
- An insulin pen, for dolls that aren’t using the pump
- A medical bracelet Glucose tablets A log book
- A special case for the supplies, plus an ID card Stickers to add personalization