Play time is such an important time in a child’s daily routine and they are always learning all the time. These are the moments we have to seize in order to teach them life lessons that will last them forever. I know, from my own experiences, that play time was where I learned how to be a kind human being. That taking care of our toys was number one because if we take care of things they last. That certainly is being passed down to my children!
We recently were gifted a Madame Alexander doll and it has been Gracelyn’s favorite toy. We got the Babble Baby in Baby Pink and she’s always giving her baby kisses, hugs and patting her back telling her “its okay” when the baby cries. The interactive part of the baby has been the best because it’s teaching Gracelyn how to be compassionate when others are crying or upset. She is always wrapping the baby up in blankets, putting her to sleep and pushing her around in her baby stroller. All things that she has seen mommy do and its so sweet to watch her. My favorite is when she approaches me and says “mommy baby crying” and wants me to hug her baby. I love knowing that she just wants to spread love and knows that her mommy will love her baby doll just like she is loved.
And that is something I am absolutely loving about having this baby doll! Madame Alexander dolls have prompted healthy imaginative play and kindness for nearly a century and is one baby doll that will always be a staple in homes. Our Madame Alexander baby has given me the tools to teach kindness and compassion in not only Gracelyn but as well as, Giovanni and Adylee. That is something that will last my children their entire life! In today’s world, kindness goes such a long way! You never know what someone is going through and just by simply smiling or saying hello back can change their entire day. That is what I am trying to instill in my babies and having our interactive Madame Alexander doll has been such a huge help in doing so.
I absolutely love having our baby doll as well to teach Giovanni the tools he will need to be a dad when that time comes. It is never too early to teach empathy in children and start planning for their future selves!
Check out Madame Alexander’s video on their kindness campaign below. Always be humble and kind.