Resource Review: Girls Explore
Are you tired of the youth-culture’s slide into vulgar indecency... or little girls being enthralled with the look (and lewd lifestyle) of Brittany Spears... or girls thinking they must become Barbie doll clones? Then you might be interested in a small company that is working hard to raise the aspirations of girls by focusing their attention on real-life, positive role models: orthopedic surgeon Dot Richardson who became the first woman to hit a home run in the Olympics; Bessie Coleman who was the first black woman to receive her pilot’s license; Babe Didrikson Zaharias world-renowned golfer, who won 3 Olympic medals for track and field; Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and United States.
None of these women are ‘glamourous’ and stunningly attractive to the opposite sex. They don’t have Hollywood agents and an army of marketers using sleezy devices to push them into the limelight.
These women used their God-given talents, strength of character, hard work and brains to pursue their dreams and goals.
The creators of Girls Explore, a web site for girls and a line of products which feature very high quality, collectible 12 inch soft-body, poseable dolls and accompanying educational materials.
The founders of Girls Explore explain it best: “Dream It, Then Work Hard to Live It.”
“Reach for the Stars." Do you wonder how to teach your daughter how to reach for her own star? Does she know how female astronauts decided they wanted to go to the stars? Could you share the excitement of female athletes learning to jump, run, and hit to the stars? How about women who become stars in the business world? Now, Girls Explore™ helps you help your daughter to reach for her own star.
Girls Explore™ has worked with leading educators, historians, and women of achievement to identify exciting, successful women who have reached for and grabbed the stars in a wide variety of activities, careers and life experiences... Girls Explore™ lets you and your daughter experience the world - and the minds, together - of these amazingly, accomplished women - who reached for the stars, often after overcoming a wide range of challenges. Many of these women are pioneers in their field and had never read or heard of anyone who wanted to do what they eventually did. Maybe you didn't even have the chance to learn about these women when you were a child.
Reach for a Girls Explore™ doll, so you and your daughter can become immersed in the exquisite details of an amazing woman's life - the successes, the failures, the days when she wanted to give up but did not, and the people who helped her along the way. Each doll comes with an amazing likeness, a biography written just for your daughter, and related educational materials if either of you want to know more. You and your daughter can also play with the tools, equipment and materials that each woman used to reach her stars. You can actually feel as if you are living through all of her experiences and imagine other accomplishments for her and more importantly, for your daughter. Perhaps, you can even reignite an old interest of yours.
"Reach for the Stars." Build new memories with your daughter and experience the fun of getting to know some of the most outstanding women you will ever meet. And then your daughter can reach for her own star.
And to help create even more experiences for your daughter, Girls Explore™ will contribute a portion of its profits to activities in support of girls' education, improvement of their quality of life, and advancement of women in all fields. Hopefully, even more girls will be able to reach for the stars.” (from Girls Explore web site)
For a refreshing change, take a look at Girls Explore - it may be the perfect gift for that thoughtful, talented little girl you know.
To order or read more information please visit the Girls Explore web site: