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 that challenge stereotypes about beauty and what’s “normal” have a positive impact.
“When children are playing with toys and they are seeing their skin color and their family formation … that again just says, ‘I am normal. I am part of this world. I am valued. I’m accepted,'” said Tarah Fleming, the education director of Our Family Coalition.