|Manufacturer: Dream Big Toy Company
Recommended Age: 3 - 12 years
Retail Price: $22.99
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Go! Go! Sports Girls, designed by Dream Big Toy Company, are dolls intended to be a fun and educational way to promote self-appreciation and the benefits of daily exercise, healthy eating and sleeping habits, self-esteem and overall healthy life skills for girls ages three to twelve regardless of race and socioeconomic class.
The Go! Go! Sports Girls are currently available in the following designs:
How hard can it be? It’s a doll! For the youngest kids in the recommended age group, parents will need to read the informative tag and the belly message, but other than that kids can be playing, pretending and learning from their doll in minutes.
Overall, the doll seems well-made. Additionally, the extra pieces that come along with each doll – the shoes, backpack and items inside the backpack, all appear to be acceptably designed although the shoes are a little difficult to untie and get back on the doll. Our review team’s only real issue – they’re afraid the small pieces included in the backpack, as well as the hair ties may be easily lost.
Super-duper cute! There is just so much our panel loved. First, the Go! Go! Sports Girls have superb detail from the uniforms (swimsuit, goggles, basketball, tennis, etc) down to the appropriate shoes (flip flops and sneakers) these girls are ready to play. In addition, our reviewers loved the “belly note” – for instance on Taye’s belly (Basketball girl), the stitching stated “Dream Big Dribble Fast”! But wait – there’s more…our reviewers loved the contents of the backpack – it matches each girl individually; Taye has a basketball and Suzi (Swimmer girl) has a towel!
The Go! Go! Sports Girls rated extremely well in the Functionality category. We’ll start with what our adult reviewers had to say – they LOVE the positive message! This doll finds a way to counter other more image-focused dolls offering young girls with a message to increase self-esteem as well as encourage exercise and a healthy lifestyle. Our adult reviewers also loved reading the tags with notes on a healthy snack and other activities the girls enjoy participating in when not doing their “sport”. As for our girls – the sweet spot here is right around age six (not saying that older or younger is the wrong age, but our sporty six-year-olds were in love)! These girls started by memorizing the attached cards so they knew exactly what their Go! Go! Sports Girl liked. We also had the fortunate opportunity that one of our girls just started tennis lessons – so Gracie (also fortunate that our little tennis player’s middle name is Grace!) instantly became her new favorite doll. The immediate bonding and feeling of pride was indescribable (and our reviewers describe all day long!).
Slightly higher than what our review team guessed, but not crazy! Our reviewers truly believed this would be the perfect gift for any little athlete or one in need of a less beauty-focused doll.
Not only is the product Go! Go! Sports Girls unique – each individual girl is different! Our panel pointed out that not every girl had the same eye color or hair color, and each uniform and accessories were distinctive to the sport being represented. We weren’t familiar with anything else out there similar and both our adult and child reviewers were happy to see something fresh in the doll category.
Can you tell our review team was in love with the Go! Go! Sports Dolls? We’re not sure how vast Dream Big Toy Company is yet – but our reviewers were clear to state that they hope this company continues to make these dolls for generations to come – something new, something functional and most definitely something perfect for all our little dreamers!