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Mia Doll and Book

Mia Doll and Book

Spring 2008 Toys
Ages: 8 & Up
Manufacturer: American Girl
Price: $90.00
In this American Girl story, Mia St. Clair has dreams of becoming a figure skater. But with three hockey-obsessed older brothers, she knows more about cross-checks than toe-loops. When Mia finally finds the courage to pursue her dream, she learns what it takes to be her best, as well as how to bring out the best in others.

As children played with the doll, they talked about Mia’s life and commiserated about having older brothers. It was fun to listen in on their play and hear them talking about trying new activities that are difficult or challenging.

Darlene Howland   ©2008 Parents' Choice
Darlene Howland, a mother of two, has been the Early Childhood Program Director for the Wellesley Community Children's Center on the Wellesley College campus for more than twenty years. A validator for the NAEYC Academy, Darlene has a masters degree in Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College.

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