Happy Holidays, Experimental Mommy readers! We had a wonderful Christmas with family, friends, and lots of generous gifts. But, the favorite gift by far for both of my daughters were their new American Girl dolls. My oldest received Marie-Grace, the doll from our New Orleans hometown while my youngest received her first American Girl doll that was designed to look just like her. Both have carried their dolls around endlessly since Christmas morning.
As a Mom, I love the American Girl brand because it represents all that is good for girls: confidence, generosity and kindness. I love that some of the dolls come with books that teach life lessons and culture. On January 1, 2012, American Girl will release their much anticipated 2012 Girl of the Year, McKenna Brooks! This doll, who is a gymnast, strives to overcome challenges to reach her full potential. As she enters the fourth grade, she finds her grades slipping as she has trouble with reading comprehension skills (a common problem at this age). She struggles to regain her confidence and pull her grades up but achieves her goals by focusing on her strengths rather than her weaknesses.
In addition to the doll, fans will have the opportunity to buy accessories such as gymnast equipment including a balance beam and leotard or McKenna’s loft bed with desk. McKenna Brooks comes to life in two books as well as an activity book where girls can take challenges and earn points.
We absolutely cannot wait to meet McKenna Brooks! Her caramel colored hair and bright blue eyes are truly adorable! Be on the lookout starting January 1st!