Education

Diverse Toys Can Help Kids Feel More Accepted (Video)

Toys that reflect real-life differences in skin color, hair, body type and more can help children feel more accepted. (AOL Screenshot)
Toys that reflect real-life differences in skin color, hair, body type and more can help children feel more accepted. (AOL Screenshot)

From Barbies with curves to dolls with disabilities, kids have more options for play. This representation matters. Toys are becoming more inclusive. Experts say toys...




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