This morning while scrolling through my Facebook I feed I came across a “Game Developer Barbie” headline posted by Geek.com. I am not known for being a squealer, but I squealed at this headline. In fact, I continued squealing as I read the article.
My daughter is 11 years old, loves coding, trying out new video games (especially flash games), digital art, and her current favorite app is Musically. Mikky excels at Math and Science and loves when we include STEM activities in unit studies. On the flip side she loves painting her nails and fashion. She is the kind of girl this doll is meant for. Notice Barbie is not sporting all the pink that makes many of us girls and ladies cringe. Instead this go around Barbie is dreassed like us, rocking her t-shirt and jeans with her fave jacket and a headset. This could by my Mikky on any given day. Talking to her friends (or goofing off with her mom) on Google Hangouts, or rocking out while playing a Guitar Hero game on her Xbox 360. This girl owns every bit of who she is and loves it.
Mikky and I have never really been Barbie fans, but we do love the come as you are/be different Monster High series of dolls, animated shorts and movies. I’ve always taught Mikky to be herself and to accept others for who they are and the Monster High series helped her see it in action while allowing her to enjoy some unique characters. I love my big kid to the moon and back and now there is a Barbie that she can identify with and reminds me of her, right down to her glasses.
Want more info on Game Developer Barbie? Check out the Geek.com post I mentioned.