3 of our Favourite Inclusive Toys!
There are now more toys than ever that are promoting inclusivity and allow more people to find toys that represent them. Some of the great things inclusive toys can do are:
- Sparking conversation
- Making children feel special
- Inclusion and acceptance from others
- Improving role-play and imagination
- Building confidence and self-esteem
- Increasing self-awareness
Here at ExpHand we've put together a list of our three favourite inclusive toys and the companies that make them, read on to find out what they are. (They could make great Birthday or Christmas gifts!)
1) A Step Ahead Prosthetics
This company was founded in 2001 by Erik Schaffer and is focused on making prosthetics. However, they have broadened into customising American Girl dolls to include prosthetics, with his daughters being his inspiration. This company really understood the need for toys to be representative of all children, so they feel understood.
Price: Free modifications of the American Girl doll, contact them on their website at: https://www.weareastepahead.com/community/doll-prosthetics/
Take a look at some examples of their modifications, they look amazing!
Barbie is the best-known doll on the market and because of their popularity, it is important for them to be representative of their audience. Part of Barbies latest range includes much more inclusive dolls with prosthetic arms and wheelchairs!
Price: £8.99, was £12.99 (Doll with Long Brunette Hair and Prosthetic Leg), available at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Barbie-Fashionistas-Doll-Prosthesis-Ages/dp/B098K7W5HC
Take a look at the diversity!
3) Vermont Teddy Bear
This teddy bear company have gone above and beyond for those with limb differences by creating a Limb Loss & Limb Difference Bear. This teddy is great for younger children as there are no small parts. Plus they have customisable limbs and a lifetime guarantee!
Price: £47.51 ($64.99), available at: https://www.vermontteddybear.com/teddy-bears/classic-teddy-bears/15-inch-limb-loss-and-limb-difference-bear/VTB-KT00275.html
Check them out, they are so cute!
There you have it! Our Top 3 Inclusive Toys for Children! There are so many more options for toys that embrace those with limb differences and we cannot wait for more in the future!
We also want to say a big thank you to these companies supporting children with limb differences! We hope you love the companies as much as we do!
Let us know if you purchase any of these toys and what you think of these companies! Or let us know of any other Inclusive toy companies to check out!