jambokids.jpgI realize that Laurel’s princess obsession is a phase, but I still periodically fret over the homogenous story arcs and aesthetics of those tales. Luckily, there’s an alternative in JamboKids’ line of multicultural dolls and thoughtfully written and illustrated storybooks. Perhaps it’s not surprising that Laurel attached quickly to the (Asian like mommy) Rachel doll, but I was truly stunned to see how the accompanying storybook makes complex concepts such as destiny, ancestry, and acceptance accessible for kids. Not to mention that it’s refreshing to see inner strength - instead of a prince - fuel a happy ending.

Want to win a JamboKids doll + book set*? Here’s how:

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Congrats to winner Monique B.!
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  • Visit the JamboKids collection, then email contests@bostonmamas.com (with ‘JamboKids’ in the subject), and name the JamboKids character that would make a good buddy for your kid.

  • One entry permitted per person; US entrants only.

  • Entry period closes at midnight EST, Wednesday, June 4, 2008.

    *The winner will receive a JamboKids doll + book set of their choice!