Her’s Day Thursday

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I thought I’d do something fun this week for Her’s Day Thursday and highlight some awesome goodies I found for the little lady in your life!

Have a pal that is expecting a wee woman? Or maybe there’s a fabulous female that’s turning one? These blocks are perfect!

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These Women Who Dared Blocks feature kick-a ladies from history such as: Cleopatra, Susan B. Anthony, and Harriet Tubman!

 

Have a little architect in your house? Spur her imagination on with this set of straws and connectors!

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Each set comes with 230 pieces to build forts, tents, boats–just about anything your girl can think of!

 

Huff the Tot must have a stack of books in her bed every night or the girl finds it impossible to go to sleep. I think she needs this nightshirt!

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Its perfect for your little bookworm!

 

Inspire your future CEO, president, mother, or writer with this poster full of wonderful women who rocked the world!

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This Women in History poster includes 13 women from history that did amazing things! The poster features Sacagewea, Queen Elizabeth I, and Anne Frank among others!

Her’s Day Thursday

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Raising a girl in this day and age can be terrifying. With the internet and social media literally in the palm of their hands, girls today can get such mixed and harmful messages. Though you may limit their screen time, the message can still seep in. This is why I am always looking for awesome resources to help me raise a confident, self-assured young woman!

 

For those parents of little ladies, I thought I’d take a break from my normal Her’s Day Thursday and share some of my findings with you!

 

A Mighty Girl

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This website is awesome! They are basically you’re one-stop site when it comes to finding media of all kinds that will inspire your adventurous girl to go out and change the world! Here’s a snippet from AMG’s “About” page:

A Mighty Girl is the world’s largest collection of books, toys, movies, and music for parents, teachers, and others dedicated to raising smart, confident, and courageous girls and, of course, for girls themselves!

After years of seeking out empowering and inspirational books for our four young nieces, we decided to create A Mighty Girl as a resource site to help others equally interested in supporting and celebrating girls. The site was founded on the belief that all children should have the opportunity to read books, play with toys, listen to music, and watch movies that offer positive messages about girls and honor their diverse capabilities.

Girls do not have to be relegated to the role of sidekick or damsel in distress; they can be the leaders, the heroes, the champions that save the day, find the cure, and go on the adventure. It is our hope that these high-quality children’s products will help a new generation of girls to grow and pursue whatever dreams they choose — to truly be Mighty Girls!

 

7 Wonderlicious

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Though their website isn’t much, their app packs a punch of female empowerment for the next generation! The app (available on iPhone and Android) has interactive stories that promote leadership in young girl’s as well as educating about positive character traits.

From 7Wonderlicious’s About Page:

We are girls’ champions and superhero wannabees, we believe in the power of vision, hope, hard work, meaning and contribution.

We are going to change the world and forever eliminate all threats to girlhood, we don’t settle for anything less.

It’s going to be a difficult but a very rewarding journey, we will start small based on the resources we have today but we will reach for the moon and the stars.

We will start in the west by forming and supporting a tribe of highly resourceful, confident, happy, healthy and empowered girls, but we will not stop there.

Our tribe will grow into a movement of hope to resolve bigger, more complex problems affecting girls in third world countries and developing nations. There will be nothing that our tribe will not be able to resolve.

Our 7 Wonderlicious girls represent all women; mums and daughters that want to be free from false limiting beliefs that are oppressing their true nature and getting in the way of allowing them to fulfill all their dreams. Our girls will inspire, will guide and educate billions of little girls around the world.

Will you join our tribe?

 

Educating Girls Matters

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Educating Girls Matters is a non-profit group that goes into developing countries to educated young girls and women. According to their site, “two-thirds of the world’s uneducated children are girls, and two-thirds of the world’s illiterate adults are women.”

Their mission is to “provide potential donors with news about educating girls and links to websites of organizations that help educate girls/women around the world.”

 

Girls Inc.

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Girls Inc. has been around since the Industrial Revolution! Its original mission was to help young women who had migrated from rural areas in search of jobs in the factories and textile mills. According to their site, they “inspire[s] all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, providing more than 140,000 girls across the U.S. and Canada with life-changing experiences and solutions to the unique challenges girls face.”

The programs at GI are designed to help educate girls about what they are capable of. They seek to inspire girls to look further into their interests of science and math as well as helping their communities by learning/educating others about teen pregnancy and drug abuse prevention as well as adolescent health, violence prevention, and sports participation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you know of any websites/apps that help empower young girls? Share in the comments below!

Girl Power!

On Monday, I talked about GoldieBlox and their awesome Super Bowl commercial. I wasn’t sure exactly what GoldieBlox did, so I looked into it. They are a start-up company that makes engineering toys for girls! Since about 80% of today’s engineers are male, their founder, thought that needed to change. So, she created GoldieBlox!

So many girls (me included) are not drawn to calculus and formulas. Maybe that’s because as kids, girls are pushed toward dolls (like the Teen Talk Barbie with her “Math is hard!” statements) whereas boys are pushed toward Erector Sets and Tinker Toys. (Sidebar: I played with dolls and I had a Dr. Dreadful’s Food Lab)

 

This got me thinking: what other toys are out there to encourage a love of math and science in girls?

I was NOT disappointed.

Look at these AMAZING toys to get our girls excited about math and science!

First up from the brand Roominate, toys to help girls see the fun side of engineering:

There’s also a doll manufacturer across the pond, Lottie, that has an awesome line of dolls. They’re sort of like the American Girl dolls, but with a twist. Meet Lottie and her Busy Lizzie Robot:

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There is a Science Fair at school and Lottie decides to research if it is possible to build a robot using only recycled materials. It is hard work, but fun and exciting too. Maybe if the robot is really good it can even help her to tidy her bedroom and do the household chores! It is lucky that Lottie’s bedroom is so messy as she discovers a heap of useful things she can reuse and recycle to build her ‘Busy Lizzie’ robot; even some old shoes. Will Lottie’s Science Fair project win a prize?

But the creme-de-la-creme is from an awesome site called A Mighty Girl. Their mission is to ” provide the world’s largest collection of books, toys and movies for smart, confident, and courageous girls.” So great, right?! You’ve GOT to check out their collection!

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What about you? Any products you love for your little Madame Curie?