Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Wholesome Dolls for 'Tween Girls

With the world becoming more and more image-conscious, what message are we sending to our tween girls? From the “idealized” images on television and commercials to the advertising in magazines and on billboards, young girls are constantly being shown what society believes they should strive to look like. Even the still–ever-popular Barbie and the new generation “Bratz” dolls are giving our young, impressionable tween girls a false sense of what beauty is.

Well, look out, ’cause there’s a new club in town. The Only Hearts Club (http://www.onlyheartsclub.com/) is a group of bright, cute, energetic girls with whom the “everyday” tween girl can identify. These are not merely dolls to play with but wholesome role models for young girls. The Only Hearts Club girls are fully pose-able dolls that “dress like real girls” and “listen to their hearts and do the right thing.”

There’s a doll designed for every young, budding personality. Let’s meet the girls, shall we?

· Briana Joy is a star athlete. She is bright, energetic, and competitive.




· Taylor Angelique is an animal lover and has smarts and a quick wit, making her the life of the party.




Olivia Hope is brave and patient and has a passion for horseback riding.




· Karina Grace is ambitious, dedicated, and confident and loves to sing and dance.


· Lily Rose is caring and gentle and is most at home outdoors surrounded by nature.



· Anna Sophia is creative, eager, and curious. She is a cooking and baking wizard.

· Kayla Ray is creative, artistic, and modest. She likes to write and create cool fashions.

Hannah Faith is a bit shy and quiet. She likes to skate and perform gymnastics.

In addition to these great dolls, the Only Hearts Club also has a series of books featuring stories about each one of the Only Hearts Girls. These books take your tween reader on an adventure with each specific girl, who faces a dilemma and has to decide for herself to follow the pledge of the Only Hearts Club—to listen to her heart and do the right thing.

The Only Hearts Club also has accessories available, including Sleepover with Friends, Dreams Can Come True, Horsing Around, Dance Your Heart Out, Surf’s Up, Start the Show, and now the new So Small Velcro pawed pets.

Plus, compared to the Bratz and Barbie dolls, the Only Hearts Club dolls are relatively less expensive, which will put a smile on any parent’s face.

To check out the Only Hearts Club dolls and accessories or to join the Only Hearts Club, visit the website at http://www.onlyheartsclub.com.

3 comments:

  1. I couldn't agree more! Not only are there messages out there that are undermining the beauty, strength and imaginations of our tween girls, but the tween girl demographic is proving to us all that she is powerful, savvy and interested in a lot more than just lip gloss and boys. Kudos to Only Hearts Club. And kudos to you for highlighting this great doll!

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  2. Thanks for the nice comment, Rebecca :)

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  3. Hi Rebecca;

    Please send me some info on iTwixie at sandielee@storiesforchildrenmagazine.org

    Perhaps, we can set up an interview for you to chat about your web site?

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