Emily turned 10 years old this past November 20th, and I wanted to find a special gift to remind her that there is no rush to grow up, but at the same time, I wanted to find something fun and enjoyable according to her likes.
Searching for recommendations, I heard about a new doll coming to Canada this year, and that is how I met Lottie: a sweet doll with big eyes and beautiful hair just like Emily! Curious, friendly and adventurer just how my little girl wants to be.
Photo credit: Lottie website
From various cute options, I particularly picked Fossil Hunter Lottie. I was sure that Emily would fall in love immediately considering the strong bond she has with papo, who is also a geologist. Since she was a baby, Emily has been around papo’s books, minerals and adventures.
And I was right! Emily loved the cute accessories that come with the doll and her perfect size that makes it easier to carry or collect them. Actually, that is exactly what she has in mind now that she used her brand new email address to join the Club Lottie and explored the Competitions & Activities section. Lottie is perfect for little hands that dream big, and their slogan: “Be Bold, be brave, BE YOU” encourage boys and girls to nurture positive images about themselves, outdoor playing and inspiration to be whatever they want to be.
As Emily continues enjoying her new doll, I got curious about Lottie’s origin and navigating the website, I found something that touched my heart:
We believe that childhood should be an inclusive place where every child belongs regardless of gender, ethnicity or ability
This is awesome! As an autism mom, I use toys and games for speech and occupational therapy with Alejandro on a daily basis. Toys in our house have a special meaning; they help us bringing together the autism spectrum and the neurotypical world around us.
Lottie is ethnically diverse and inclusive. Beautiful faces with different colors and types of hair telling wonderful stories about school days, birthdays, forest friends, muddy puddles, Pandora boxes and wildlife photography (among others); where disabilities transform into other abilities to capture the world and its beauty.
The STEAM line of dolls inspires girls to dream about a bright professional future in arts, science and technology. Finn Boy Doll reminds us that toys have no gender and imagination is the only requirement to enjoy childhood.
Photo credit: Lottie website
Emily already wrote her letter to Santa this year, and asked for the Stargazer Lottie with the Astro Adventures outfit. Alejandro cannot write yet, but she also asked Santa for some toys for him including Junior Reporter Sammi Boy Doll. Actually, I think she did it because she wants the boy doll for her collection. Anyways is cute to see that she takes her brother into account so Santa won’t forget about him! So sweet 🙂