This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Vi and Va Dolls and Latina Bloggers Connect but all opinions are my own.
No doubt you’ll be seeing them around town soon and especially in little hands. They’re exclusively sold at Target and thanks to their unique story, they’re geared towards embracing and honoring ethnic diversity. It’s so important that small children have toys that are relatable to them in skin tone, culture and names. How wonderful that this line provides little ones with the ability to appreciate the bonds of a Hispanic culture and the importance of family.
We received all four (4) dolls to try out and they’re all super fun and interesting. Mia loved being able to interchange their shoes, earrings and accessories (like the guitar, the boom box and the paint brush). Plus they all had a lot of hair…major bonus points for my little diva girl that loves styling her own hair.
Although I will admit that at first I was kind of put off about the empanada tray, I realized that it’s not at all sexist or stereotypical but actually an important part of Hispanic heritage. Who doesn’t talk about learning to make something with their ‘abuela’ or craving your Mom’s cooking? These things are deeply rooted in our heritage and it’s wonderful to show a little girl (aka Valentina) that enjoys cooking with her family.
The dolls are described as such:
Viviana: passionate about music, loves creating new styles and enjoys breaking out her guitar during family gatherings.
Valentina: loves learning to cook from her mother and grandmother and enjoys trying out new hairstyles and making herself look unique with ribbons and flowers
Felicia: an artist
Roxxi: a dancer
What I loved most about the dolls is that they’re related. Not just friends but sisters and cousins. That’s a very sweet touch.
I would love for you to receive one of these dolls and I’l doing a giveaway for the Valentina hairstylist doll (pictured below)
All you have to do is mention in the comments what your favorite family tradition is and you’re entered!
Mine is definitely holiday cooking. Waking up early, prepping the stuff and getting the smell of delicious food going. And from the amount of time Mia spends in the kitchen with me, I’m guessing that may be her favorite thing too.
-This is sponsored post in collaboration with Vi and Va Dolls and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, all opinions expressed are my own.