What is it
Meet our little global citizens! These soft and cuddly dolls are not just dolls, but seeds of empathy, support to charities and cuddly friends that are more than their disabilities.
– Each doll represents one disability, which includes visual impairment, hearing impairment, physical disability, down syndrome, autism and mental health issues.
– They also come with a little passport that explains their conditions. Research proves that having tools for real conversation about our differences eliminate prejudice and bring inclusion to the world from a young age.
– For each doll sold, 10% will be donated to a charity that supports its cause.
What our team of testers said
"Daniel is a little bit different but it's ok, everyone is different." - Boy aged 3
"Mummy I've been talking to Claire about my worries." - Girl aged 4
- Promotes imaginative play
- Develops personal, social and emotional development
- Encourages speech, language and communication skills
What our experts think
The Multicultural Dolls are great for encouraging children to have conversations about engagement and inclusion, building understanding and empathy. Our testers loved the concept and found it sparked discussions about how everyone is different and how those with disabilities still enjoy hobbies such as dancing.
The children enjoyed making up the backstories for the doll characters, which is great for encouraging their creativity and developing their storytelling skills. A lot of our testers could also relate to the dolls, for example, one of the children had recently had to get glasses – making the dolls an amazing asset for children adjusting in life. Due to the dolls being very tactile, our adult testers thought they would also be perfect for circle time activities in a school setting.
- RRP: £25.00
- Brands: One Dear World Ltd
- Key Features:
- No batteries required
- Toy Types: Dolls, puppets & soft toys
- Types of skills developed: Body image
Colour, shape and pattern recognition
Exploring & Understanding change resilience
Fine motor skills
Health, hygiene & self-care
Identity, awareness & belonging
Learning to talk
Managing feelings & behaviour
People and communities
Personal, social & emotional development
Physical & motor skills
Responsibility & commitment
Social awareness & empathy
Speech, language and communication skills
Teamwork, turn taking & sharing
Understanding the world