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MyFamilyBuilders™ Toy Set (48pcs)

MyFamilyBuilders™ Toy Set (48pcs)

Fall 2016 Toys
Ages: 3 & Up
Manufacturer: MyFamilyBuilders
Price: $69.95

Once in a blue moon, a toy comes along that's as socially responsible as it is playful. Teaching young children to respect diversity and differences is important. Learning that through play in invaluable.

My Family Builders is a 48 piece set of mix-and-match wooden magnetic play pieces designed as heads, bodies and legs. The heads denote both children and adults; some are painted with beards or moustaches, others with earrings or hair bows. Some have glasses, some have dimples. All have smiling faces in different skin tones, with various noses, hair color and styles. The clothing/body segments show shirts and blouses, jackets and pants. Illustrated details include a backpack, necklaces and even a pocket square in a blue tuxedo jacket.

We don't all have the same skin color. Not everyone has brown eyes. Some children live with only one parent, some children live in blended families. Not all members of a family look alike. Not all families are alike. But they are all families.

Claire Green   ©2016 Parents' Choice
Claire is president of Parents' Choice Foundation and cofounder of Sandbox Summit®. She looks for toys and media that will unleash children's interests, and celebrate the fun of learning.

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