It seems children are growing up way too fast these days – especially young girls. I think it has to do with a lot of things like television shows, movies, music, clothing, and even toys that just aren’t appropriate for young children. I don’t know about you, but I want my little girls to stay little girls for as long as possible. And that is why I am very selective when it comes to the things I expose them to including their toys. One doll company that I can trust whole heartedly in is American Girl. At American Girl they celebrate girls and all that they can be by developing products and experiences that help girls grow up in a wholesome way, while encouraging them to enjoy girlhood through fun and enchanting play.
One of those products is the My American Girl dolls line. Just like the historical characters that have made American Girl so well known these are also 18” dolls. What makes the My American Girl dolls so special is that they are created to be just as unique as their owner because you can choose their looks, interests, and even their personality.
The first step in selecting your My American Girl doll is choosing her hair color, eye color, and hair style. Since I wanted to choose a doll that would look as much like Alleigh as possible I selected brown hair, blue eyes, and straight hair.
What do you think? Their practically twins!
Each My American Girl doll has a soft huggable cloth body, eyes that open and close, hair that can be styled, and a movable head and limbs made of smooth vinyl. She arrives wearing a True Spirit Outfit which includes a pink tee with tone-on-tone print, gray flared skirt with with a pink double ribbon belt, pink underwear, and tall boots. Plus you will also receive a charm-keeper necklace to hold collectible charms that are included with each My American Girl doll outfit.
Once you have chosen her look you can begin personalizing her by adding things like glasses, braces, and pierced ears. This year Alleigh had her ears pierced and she has been so proud of them so I knew having her My American Girl doll ears pierced would be perfect. When you choose to add doll ear piercing she will arrive with sparkly star earrings and an earring card filled with studs and dangles to mix and match. Alleigh currently wears stainless steel heart earrings so of course her doll is wearing heart earrings as well. It’s important to note that if you would like your My American Girl doll to have her ears pierced that this must be done at the time of purchase or while at the doll hospital.
The personalization doesn’t stop there. You can also choose from tons of different outfits, accessories, and pets for your doll as well. After browsing through the selection of outfits which include casual, bedtime, sports/hobbies, and special occasions I found one that reminded me so much of Alleigh – The Striped Hoodie Outfit. This outfit included slim-fit orange jeans, striped hoodie with bright graphics, and gray canvas shoes with pink laces. The outfits are very easy to put on since they all have velcro closures so I know Alleigh will be able to change outfits with no problem at all. Each outfit also comes with a charm to put on the charm-keeper necklace so as you collect outfits your necklace will grow too since that is the only way to get the charms.
I love that there are so many different outfits, accessories, and pets to choose from because these items will make great gifts no matter what the occasion – birthday, Easter, Christmas, perhaps even kindergarten graduation.
Each My American Girl doll also comes with access to innerstarU.com, a fun, enriching, and safe online world where a girl’s doll comes to life. Together, girls and their online My American Girl doll can explore the virtual campus of Innerstar University® and engage in games, quizzes, and challenges to earn awards, as well as find friends and e-mail other players. Eight non-player characters, called Innerstar Guides™, challenge girls to be their best, while giving real-life tips for boosting their confidence and spirit. I am a parent that is completely against children and tweens having access to social media accounts so this is a great safe alternative for my girls to participate in.
I truly can not say enough positive things about American Girl. This is a company that I grew up with and am proud to pass on to my three little girls. Check them out! I am sure you will feel the same way. And guess what. One lucky Happenings of the Harper Household reader is going to win their very own My American Girl doll. The winner will receive the light skin, black-brown hair, blue eyes (F5153) doll in the True Spirit Outfit. To enter fill out the giveaway tools entry form below. Good luck!