I am a grown adult with two children, and I have an obsession with American Girl Dolls! Sadly I was well into my teens when they launched, and my doll phase had already surpassed. However, now that I have a almost 5 year old we are all to happy to indulge in the American Girl experience together.
Of course by together, I mean our occasional visit to the 5th Avenue store. Or my all too frequent visits to the American Girl Store online, to shop all of the promotional deals, and then hoard it in the basement until Gia does something amazing, (i.e smile), or a birthday, or holiday. Now with the addition of the latest collection Wellie Wishers, I may have to finish the basement to create an entire play space. I warned you I was obsessed right?
We were invited for a exclusive first look at the Wellie Wishers, as well as meet and speak with Valerie Tripp the book author and child development expert.
Wellie Wishers are out to make the world a kinder, friendlier place, something we certainly all need right now. As a lifelong and trusted partner to parents, American Girl created WellieWishers to help younger girls, ages 5-7, discover the social and emotional skills they need to become empathetic, compassionate, and thoughtfully motivated individuals. Timeless life lessons on sharing, cooperation, respecting feelings, and making things right are passed along to girls through each WellieWishers character, who navigates the ins and outs of friendship through play, songs, and imagination.
Sprouting soon on a screen near you is the WellieWishers’ all-new animated series! Arriving this fall watch as the WellieWishers step into their colorful rain boots, and venture through their aunt’s whimsical backyard garden. Keeping up with the technology we have unleashed upon our children American Girl is set to further engage girls and bring the characters to life, by debuting a free WellieWishers app, where players can explore the interactive garden world through three mini games—Carrot Care, Mud Pie Maker, and Garden Harmony. Little girls will delight in the sweet, silly, and unexpected surprises that get unlocked the more they play. The free app is available through play.americangirl.com.
Welly Wishers are a great way to transition your little ones into becoming a big girl as they set off for kindergarten and are ready to learn valuable core messages they need to become empathetic, compassionate, and thoughtfully motivated individuals. You can purchase Wellie Wishers now online and in store, and retail for $60.
— Geanine Cilenti (@SchoolYardStyle) June 23, 2016