Karito Kids: It’s More Than Just Dolls!PRODUCTS, REVIEWS | Nirasha Jaganath | June 15, 2009 at 9:28 pm
I had heard about Karito Kids briefly some time back (in a very glowing light) but it was only when a month ago I was contacted by the company Kids Give to see if I was willing to do a review of the dolls, I began to look closer. Note, I have 2 little girls so dolls are a dime a dozen in my home but I knew that the Karito Kid’s dolls were something a lot more than just dolls.
What if you could give a doll that educates (each doll comes with a book about the cultures of the country) a child about different cultures? The understanding of another culture is more profound than just knowledge stored away. It is my belief that if the misunderstanding of various cultures and traditions were cleared people could live in harmony. Now add to that a doll that teaches charity to a child, and you can immediately see the lessons taught to be larger than the moment. With every doll purchased a percentage (and a generous one at that) of the sale goes toward a charity, which the child chooses by entering an online code received with the doll.
You would think that these would be enough for anyone wanting to give a gift that goes on and on, but wait! Those dolls are made with a precision that is difficult to explain unless you see them yourself. I will try to give you a few examples of the workmanship They are 21” poseable dolls that are hand-strung and constructed from vinyl with no phthalates added (a big plus in Mommy Niri’s book). To properly model their fashions, the dolls are constructed with a 1/3-vinyl breastplate. To ensure the much-desired “cuddle” factor, 2/3 of the torso is soft 100% cotton and polyester fill. The hair is wigged and can be washed and styled. How’s that for precision?
If you think that the adventure ends there, you are wrong. Karito Kids has online games and activities. We received the Pita doll from Mexico and the Lulu doll from Kenya and chose them since I love my girls seeing dolls with darker skin tones to hopefully help them feel comfortable in their own.
The lowdown is I come from South Africa so having a company focus of cultures is important, and growing up in somewhat poverty for part of my life means I truly appreciate the efforts poured into the philanthropic causes. Soon I will be hosting a contest to let you own a doll so keep reading Mommy Niri.
I would love for you to visit Karito Kids website. Thank you Karito Kids for doing what you do to make the world a better place.