If you read my blog often, you will know that we are big fans of Lottie Dolls. They are designed to look and act like children, without make up and with normal body shapes.
When I heard about the new Mia doll, I was even more excited than usual, because she has been endorsed by #ToyLikeMe – a not for profit organisation, which is trying to get companies to produce toys which include people with special needs within their ranges.
Getting back to Mia – She doesn’t let her Cochlear Implant (hearing aid) stop her from being a passionate Wildlife Photographer. Rather than spending ages explaining what’s included with the Mia doll, I made this video so you can see for yourself…
I was super proud of the way Syd reacted to Mia’s Cochlear Implant – it definitely reinforced my belief that giving children the opportunity to play with toys with diff:abilities is a great way to familiarise them with special needs, and to make them more accepting of them in the real world.
Mia is really high quality and her outfit is super pretty too. I for one want to give the team behind the Lottie brand two huge thumbs up for including Mia in their range, and giving children and their parents the opportunity to discuss diff:abilities. I’m sure there are lots of children who have cochlear implants who will be thrilled to see a fashion doll wearing one, too.
Mia comes in a gorgeous outfit, plus she also has a bag, camera and a copy of the school newspaper, too. Her Cochlear implant is removable, and Mia can join in with all of the Lottie play sets, which are available separately. I personally think Mia would be a fantastic Brownie, and I suspect the brownie camping play set will be on Syd’s letter to Father Christmas this year.
If you’d like the chance to win a Mia doll, all you have to do is answer the question below. Please note: all entrants’ email addresses will be passed on to the Lottie team, but no 3rd parties.
Giveaway ends on 31 October, and is open to UK residents only.