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  1. says:

    July 6, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Awesome on all counts! I hope you're taking lots of notes — this will make a great book in itself someday.

  2. Ronda says:

    July 6, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Thanks for the reminder that we need to talk to our kids about this! As you know, Emma has lots of Little People and her favorite is a little black boy named Michael. We have a couple of the videos and so that's how we know his name. She always plays with Michael and his Mommy and Daddy are always white Little People, maybe because we don't have any other black ones? But next time we are playing Little People I'll be sure to point this out to her, that families can be and are different colors.

    • Martha says:

      July 7, 2010 at 12:40 pm

      Hey Ronda, That's a great idea! I'm excited to have found a way to start this conversation with Annika. I'm glad that you are inspired as well. Let me know how it goes.

  3. says:

    July 8, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    I also choose toys carefully. Both kids have cars and baby dolls. We have one White baby doll and one Black baby doll.

    I think that it's important although I try not to obsess too much (because it's so easy for me to do: WHY ISNT E PLAYING WITH THE BABY CARRIAGE RIGHT NOW?) since I also think that modeling tolerance and equality play a huge role as well.

    Very cool way to continue this discussion with your daughter!

  4. Martha says:

    July 8, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Thanks Alex! I agree that modeling is super important. I try not to obsess over which toys Annika plays with. Fortunately for me, her favorites are books, and lately, drawing utensils, which is totally cool with me.

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