Teacher Paints Hearing Devices On Dolls To Promote Inclusivity

Teacher Paints Hearing Devices On Dolls To Promote Inclusivity

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“No child should ever feel as if they aren’t ‘normal’ or as if they don’t belong,” she says

Inclusivity is incredibly important, especially for children. In recent years we have been seeing so many people going out of their way to make every child – regardless of gender identity, race, health condition or physical impairment – feel represented. We have seen the impact that simply proving children with toys that look like them can have on them. Genderless Barbie dolls, knit dolls with alopecia skin patches, American Girl dolls with no hair and Lego figures with wheel chairs are just a handful of examples of inclusivity in toys.

However, one teacher for deaf/hard of hearing kids noticed that her students weren’t being represented in the toys they played with. Instead of campaigning toy companies to make hearing impaired dolls, she took it into her own hands (literally) and made them herself.