Sunday, May 31, 2015

The Prettie Girls! - Doll Review

I received dolls for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.
My girls are past the doll stage but I still purchase gifts often for nieces.  Some of those gifts require browsing for dolls.  Just like most moms, I'm appalled at the teeny tiny outfits and too mature "personalities" of some dolls sold on the shelf.  I'm an open-minded person but that still doesn't mean I'm going to buy dolls that aren't age appropriate, even if they are considered cool.
I was recently introduced to the One World Doll Project’s Prettie Girls! Four dolls make up the Prettie Girls! collection, each with their own unique story, style and personality. Although they hail from different cultural backgrounds, each girl embodies the positive and aspirational attributes that every little girl can embrace.  Prettie stands for Positive - Respectful - Enthusiastic - Talented - Truthful - Inspiring - Excellent.  A Prettie Girl! Doll can be a girl's toy, friend and positive role model, who offers a glimpse into their biggest and brightest dreams by getting good grades, helping their communities and taking their futures seriously.

The current collection includes:

- Lena - fun, fresh, confident, and smart

- Valencia - bold & daring, with a passion for a healthy lifestyle

- Kimani - artistic, creative, and loves the performing arts

- Dahlia - a natural born comedian with a brilliant mind and quick-wit

back of doll packaging
Lena and Kimani are the two Pretti Girls! dolls I received.  Each doll has their own traits and characteristics for who they are.  For example, Lena's favorite childhood memory is summer cheerleading camp and she excels in fundraising.  With a blouse and jumpsuit, she looks very business-like.  Kimani wears a fashionable red and yellow dress with accessories that include a purse and necklace.  The dolls are jointed at the arms and legs, making them moveable.  I like that the dolls are available in different ethnicities, are appropriate for girls, and bring a positive light to positive attributes.

Which of the Prettie Girls! dolls would your child most relate to or play with?


Sue Hull said...

My 7 yr old niece loves to play Barbies and with dolls so she'd love all of them. I agree with you about some of the outfits other dolls wear.I like these dolls since they are covered up and look classy, not trashy. Lol!
Good idea for my niece for Christmas :)

Renee said...

My oldest never played with dolls and my youngest is still too little to play with them, but it is good to know if she wants to when she gets older that there are more appropriate options, like these dolls, out there. Some of the dolls these days look like they just stepped off the street corner!!!