A Girl for All Time is a Doll Who Invites Your Child on an Adventure
I’ll admit it- in our family we have succumbed to the intoxicating lure of the Doll culture. While the marketplace is brimming with dolls, there is a new crop of dolls that EVERY GIRL MUST GET HER HANDS ON! A Girl for All Time’s exquisite 16″ characters, based on 500 years of the fictional Marchmont Family, take American girls on a history lesson through imaginative play, accompanying novels and accessories.
The first two dolls – Matilda and Amelia – have captivating background stories available as novels written by award winning authors. Matilda’s Secret features a glittering world of intrigue, intense friendship and mortal danger in the court of Henry VIII. While, Amelia’s Inheritance tells the story of 13-year-old orphan Amelia growing up in Victorian London. New this year and shipping AS I TYPE THIS is Clementine, who survives the evacuation of London in 1939 as a 12-year-old in Clementine’s Journey. These background stories in the form of exciting novels take imaginative play to a whole new level! See all the available accessories at A Girl for All Time’s web store.what makes these stand-apart is that; unlike the standard box with a doll in it that once little fingers take out of its package and admire, the playtime with said doll pretty much wanes, with an American Girl doll the experience is just unfolding.
What I absolutely ADORE- yes you heard me right- adore is that getting my daughter A Girl for All Time doll is about providing her with a play experience and a rich history of the doll- whose accompanying book- brings to life the doll’s interests and a world that my daughter can “virtually” immerse herself in and feel an instant kinship with.
With so many media outlets urging and beckoning our daughters to grow fast beyond their years; belly shirts, lip-gloss cleverly disguised in a piece of costume jewelry- even the whole trend of baby high heels– it can be overwhelming and just plain confusing for our girls- who at six, seven, eight, nine and even 10 years old, should still be dressing their dolls, setting up tea parties for them and feeling safely ensconced in being a kid. And not feeling this push-pull to grow up unnaturally faster than their bodies are.
I love the tradition and the fact that each doll is so much more than just a physical pretty thing- but also brings a legacy and rich, storied past with her- that girls can learn and glean from ( my daughter has voraciously read each book that has accompanied the doll she’s gotten, and has then requested to buy more books from A Girl for All Time as a result- which in my opinion can never be a bad thing).
Oppenheim awarded A Girl for All Time its rare Platinum prize for its first two dolls and novels.. Matilda, Your Tudor Girl was awarded a 2012 Preferred Choice title from Creative Child magazine. In the UK, Toy Talk Awards named them Best Doll of 2011 and 2012.
Britain’s Mum’s Choice crowned them as a Top 5 Toys For Girls.
Over in London, they just can’t keep A Girl for All Time in stock – the dolls sold out after only 10 days at the famous Harrods luxury department store. Stateside, FAO Schwarz and a handful of New York boutiques have discovered these beautifully costumed dolls with authentic dress such as a velvet cloak or masked ball gown of Tudor England. The breathtaking dolls are $134.99 and storybooks and accessories start at just $9.99.
Seriously- if you have a little girl who LOVES dolls- THIS HOLIDAY SEASON- get her A Girl For all Time and take her on an adventure.