Playing with dolls has been proven to help children develop important social skills when it comes to communicative, nurturing and empathetic behavior. With all the problems being reported in the news lately regarding women dealing with physical and sexual abuse on college campuses (according to National Sexual Violence Resource Center 1 in 5 women are sexually assaulted while in college), this dad of a young daughter believes we should be providing more of a focus on our sons at an early age to assist them with developing some of the social skills which I just mentioned to help head off bad behavior later in life. So when I learned about the new WONDER CREW dolls from PLAYMONSTER, I wanted to give them a great big A Geek Daddy nod of approval!
Laurel Wider, a psychotherapist and mom, came up with the idea for WONDER CREW after her son came home from preschool one day and announced that “boys aren’t supposed to cry." Frustrated by many of the messages boys were (and weren't) receiving and inspired by the way play influences child development, Wider created WONDER CREW to encourage kids to connect emotionally and be their full selves. Launched as a successful 2015 Kickstarter campaign, WONDER CREW led to an invitation to Wider from the White House about speaking during a conference on breaking stereotypes in media and toys. Now PlayMonster has licensed the toy rights from Wider and will be distributing the WONDER CREW at retail outlets across the United States starting this year.
"We are thrilled to bring WONDER CREW into the PlayMonster portfolio,” Bob Wann, Chief PlayMonster of PlayMonster LLC communicated to A Geek Daddy. “We know from consumer research that boys ages 2 – 5 are already playing with dolls, yet there is a distinct hole in the marketplace for them. PlayMonster believes it’s the perfect time to introduce this important toy line to mass market as big retailers and our industry are together breaking down gender stereotypes to help boys develop their emotional maturity including compassion and kindness."
PlayMonster is generously providing A Geek Daddy with a WONDER CREW doll to giveaway. One lucky winner will be able to select their choice of Will, Marco, Erik or James from the WONDER CREW doll collection. For a chance to win you must follow @Geekdad248 on Twitter and retweet our original contest tweet embedded below before February 3, 2017 @ 11:59 pm ET. Must be a US resident over 18 years old to participate.
Follow @Geekdad248 & RT before 2/4/17 for chance to win a WONDER CREW buddy courtesy of @PlayMonsterFun https://t.co/XhcbVCzJbU #ad pic.twitter.com/vxQaONbTHt— A Geek Daddy (@GeekDad248) January 27, 2017
A Geek Daddy has not been financially compensated for this endorsement or hosting the giveaway. The prize is provided by PlayMonster and A Geek Daddy is hosting the promotion as a benefit to our readers. Must be a US resident over the age of 18 to participate. One entry per person and winner will be randomly selected from all eligible entries. If you have already won this prize through another blog participating in this promotion, your entry will be disqualified. By participating in this promotion you waive any liability of any kind against the publisher of this blog. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. No P.O. Boxes allowed for delivery of the prize. PlayMonster will be responsible for shipping the prize to the selected winner.