From now until July 31, 2010, girls can go to shineonnow.com and help make a difference in other kids lives! Girls can contribute up to 100 free stars each day to help American Girl reach its goal of collecting one million stars by July 31, 2010! If the target is reached, American Girl will donate it’s maximum gift of $1 million in clothes, books, dolls, and money to the following four organizations: Kids in Distressed Situations, National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions, National Wildlife Federation, and Save the Children.
All the moms at That’s IT Mommy along with their daughters have signed in and donated! It’s super easy. So let’s help American Girl get to one million stars!
American Girl launched a brand new virtual campus, Innerstar University ™ – a place for girls to learn to be their best in a safe and fun environment online. Girls can engage in enriching activities to help boost self esteem and strength! They can also create their own doll from different choices of eye color, skin tone, hair color and more! You can even further personalize the dolls by adding braces, glasses and outfits that match your daughter’s interests and look! Girls can see their dolls come to life at Innerstar University. Click here for more information: http://www.americangirl.com/innerstaru/. Coming soon! Innerstar University books. In this new series, girls can decide how the story ends!
American Girl has new My American Girl dolls and we were fortunate enough to review one! All of the American Girl dolls are 18” tall, have a soft body, moveable head and vinyl limbs. The dolls are dressed in a Real Me Tee, Capri pants and flat shoes. Each doll is accessorized with a charm-keeper necklace. The doll we received has brown hair, light skin, blue eyes and freckles. She’s very cute and my daughter Teagan loves her. Teagan has named the doll Kiera and loves brushing her shiny hair. The doll reminds me of Teagan. They both have shorter necks and square shaped faces.
This is a high-end doll ($95) that can be cherished for years by young girls or even avid doll collectors. They have a classic look and are not baby dolls. Girls can find dolls that look like them or find a historical character that maybe suits their personality. There are endless outfits and accessories. One of my favorite features? There is a doll hospital! Does the doll need a new eye or a replacement limb? Fill out the Doll Hospital Admittance form and follow the detailed instructions to admit her! They’ll return the doll in two to three weeks in a hospital gown, ID bracelet, and more!
The dolls are well made and American Girl’s line of historical characters is a wonderful way to learn about historical eras. The Kit Kittredge character represents a girl that grew up in the great depression. Learn more about each character in their book series. Young girls learn about friendships, courage, and tolerance. Those are important lessons for any girl at any age. I’m still learning about courage and compassion every day!
We stopped by the American Girl store at the Grove in LA. The store was packed with girls shopping for outfits, and hanging out at the Doll Hair Salon. You can also make reservations at the American Girl Café for Brunch, Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner. Also, check out their all-inclusive birthday party packages online.