When we have children, we want them to be well-adjusted in every possible way. The unfortunate reality for many parents, however, is the fact that their child is born with special needs.
They still love the child just as much and they realize that they have that bundle of joy they always wanted. The problem comes in, however, when the interaction takes place with the outside world. It can be difficult when we see just how cruel the world can be and it can be a challenge for many. To teach their child about the differences in people that they interact with from day-to-day. It is not only a matter of being able to understand the differences, it’s being able to accept them.
In an effort to help children understand how to accept different people in their lives, including those who may have special needs, it is sometimes necessary to take the appropriate steps from the time they are very young. Target is helping in this matter by offering something on their website that can help parents to teach their children while allowing them to be kids at the time. It is the creation of Miniland Educational, a line of dolls that have down Syndrome. Perhaps it would surprise you to learn that 1 in 700 babies in the United States has down syndrome, yet there are very few toys that show these characteristics.
Miniland Educational is a European company that has created the line of dolls that show the characteristics of a child with Down syndrome. They want the child to be able to grow and adjust in a healthy manner, and they realize that it’s the role of the parent to handle the situation. At the same time, however, they are providing these dolls as a way to show that ‘Every child is a galaxy’.
Parents are always going to have the responsibility to teach their children but at the same time, having dolls like these with Down syndrome goes a long way in helping the children to learn in a way that is comfortable for them.