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How Barbie is Setting a Precedent For the Future of Play

Growing up, Barbies were my go-to toy of choice. I could spend hours after school recreating different scenarios with them. Sometimes they were storylines from movies and series I watched as a child, and sometimes I rewrote personal experiences. Fights I had with my friends or making my play session an emotional preparation for a party that was making me feel nervous. The storylines were endless and Barbies were, for me, the perfect vehicle to concretize my feelings, fears, anxieties, and desires.

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The Magic of Lego

I've always said that I have ¨no spatial intelligence¨ - but, as a psychologist and a firm advocate for growth mindset - I know that just isn't true. I know that it is a trainable skill that can improve over time. Which is why I've come to appreciate the magic of Lego so much.

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