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My 3-year-old loves imaginative play and can spend long intervals of time playing with her dolls. I love that there are brands like Mattel that support old-fashioned play minus technology and have even found a way to inspire and encourage girls to be anything they want to be through their line of Barbie Career Dolls.
Dolls that inspire girls
Growing up I remember my sister and I playing with our Barbie dolls for hours on end. Playdates with friends with generally end up with all of us pulling out our Barbies and playing with them. Besides being fashionably dressed I don’t remember our dolls coming with anything more than an extra change of clothes.
Over the years a lot has changed in the toy industry and with Barbie, it has been for the better.
The line of Barbie Career dolls encourages and inspires girls to DREAM BIG!
Each playset comes with a career themed doll(s), a set of accessories and a fun fact about the founding lady in that career.
Take a look at this fun Astronaut and Space Scientist set
Two Barbie® dolls can accomplish big dreams working together as colleagues! These Barbie® career-themed sets let young imaginations try out various careers, like those related to space exploration careers.
This space-themed set comes with two dolls and accessories to add to the storytelling fun. Discover a universe of possibilities with Barbie® astronaut doll, who can blast into space wearing a space suit with white gloves, boots and a cool snap-on helmet. A white shimmery material with blue and red details on the suit is so out-of-this-world! Barbie® space scientist doll helps launch the astronaut into space in a white coat, blue shirt, purple pants and shoes; goggles and a laptop let her explore the galaxy, too. Kids will love discovering more about these professions because with Barbie®, you can be anything!
Or this cool Builder set.
Build big dreams with Barbie® builder doll and Mega Bloks® bricks! She comes with 50+ pieces that offer endless possibilities for building and rebuilding. The Mega Bloks Compatibuild™ brick system includes mini and micro bricks that make for a quick and easy building system. The bricks can be used to create a house or a tree house or even your own creations! Barbie® doll is ready to bring her dream structures to life wearing blue jeans, a t-shirt with yellow vest and boots. A pink hardhat and orange tool belt make sure she’s safe and stylish. Pieces include decorated bricks and slanted rooftop slates, along with fun pieces, like trees and other landscaping elements. Build and rebuild because with Barbie®, you can be anything!
We received these two playsets and a third and had Baby Girl choose her favorite. (In connection with our annual Giving Christmas Away program, the other two playsets will be given to two young girls in our local pediatric oncology wing.)
It wasn’t hard for her to choose the Chef and Waiter playset.
Two Barbie® dolls can accomplish big dreams working together as colleagues! These Barbie® career-themed sets let young imaginations try out various careers, like those related to restaurants and cooking. This restaurant-themed set that comes with two dolls and accessories to add to the storytelling fun. Cook up restaurant stories with Barbie® chef doll, who wears a white chef’s coat with red details, red pants, black shoes and a white chef’s hat. A pot and ladle help create a signature dish. The waiter doll is ready to serve dressed in a white shirt with tie and red apron detail, black pants and black shoes. Her tray with a bowl of soup looks good enough to eat. Kids will love discovering these professions because with Barbie®, you can be anything!
Watching her play, I wondered if my sweet little girl, cooking with her dolls, at her toy stove, would one day be a Michelin star chef in her own restaurant? Or perhaps even the next MasterChef?!!
Anything is possible!
Walmart and Walmart.com have the three featured playsets and these available instore and online:
2-Pack Barbie Musician Doll Playset
Barbie Careers Soccer Player Doll
Barbie Baby Doctor Doll
Barbie Ballet Instructor Playset
Barbie Careers Dentist Playset
Barbie Scientist Doll
But with Christmas just a few weeks away, I’m sure these popular and affordable dolls will be selling like hot cakes, so hurry!