The Barbie Doll's Role Model For Children

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Children have always looked up to someone also as we know called “Role Models”. A good role model is a person who serves as an example of the values, attitudes, and behaviors associated with a role. For year's little girls have been looking up to a figure/plastic doll called Barbie. Barbie Dolls have been in our world since 1959 which was when the first Barbie doll-named after Ruth's daughter Barbara -made its debut at New York Toy Fair. Barbie is what children have been looking up to as their “role model” for years. Barbie is a character who is always up to date on the latest trends. She has long blonde hair, blue eyes, perfect makeup, and perfect medium tanned and curvy body. Barbie is the girl that everyone wants to be or be around. I…show more content…
In 1961 Barbie dolls ‘Boyfriend Ken” was introduced at the American International Toy Fair, where ken was 12 inches tall, had “molded” plastic hair (blond and brunette) and came dressed in red bathing suit trunks with a yellow towel and sandals (Barbie media). When a child is playing with a Barbie doll, it helps them improve their creativity with clothes, colors combinations skills because there are so many outfits, shoes, accessories, and play sets that they can mix and match. This can improve their skills as well as they can share their ideas behind their decisions for dressing up their dolls, and can even start dressing themselves up and getting the idea. Playing with Barbie dolls has the force to influence your child’s creativity for example She or He can create many different looks for Barbie based on how she feels and comes up with different events and activate that part of your child’s brain.
As a young girl, playing with Barbie dolls was the best time of life. Getting Barbie’s for birthdays or any occasion was the highlight of every year, especially when me and my friends would get together and we would compare dolls to see what each other got and see the difference in dolls. Barbie was just a doll that we could make and say what ever we wanted her to say or do, we let our imaginations take a lead. As said in the article “Life in Plastic”, “Barbie draws her flock with a heady mix of
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