Dolls with Disabilities Designed to Make All Kids Feel Special

Dolls with Disabilities Designed to Make All Kids Feel Special

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Dolls with Disabilities Makies Facebook photoA campaign called Toys Like Me started on Facebook has inspired a new line of dolls designed for children with disabilities.

British toy company Makie has officially begun giving parents the option to buy customized dolls with birthmarks, hearing aids, walking aids, and more.

“We put a bunch of things on hold and jumped into designing toy hearing aids, toy walking aids, working out how to do facial birthmarks,” the Makie website declares. “Plus (we) are working on a new 3D printed toy wheelchair, too!”

The Toys Like Me campaign spurred kids and their parents to design toys on their own, using everything from Legos to Barbies, to represent the diverse group of children currently living with disabilities today. Check out the Facebook page and all the uploaded photos.

Photo courtesy of Makie/Facebook.

 

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