The My Pal for My School toy line is part of the company’s roster of figures from two doll series. The My Pal series includes character dolls with story booklets about taking care of one another and the environment. The My Sibling series features dolls with mentally challenged siblings, which are intended to teach children the importance of community and caring for others as well as to raise awareness of mental disabilities.
Loretta Boronat started her own doll business after originally focusing on doll clothes. A teacher for many years, she saw the potential of dolls as a means of promoting goodwill to children and raising consciousness about mental disability. All of the dolls for boys and girls from LorettaRose, LLC come with their very own stories that help children learn kindness and compassion for their peers.
My Sibling Doll creator Loretta Boronat founded LorettaRose, LLC in hopes of making clothes and accessories for dolls. However, her experience as a seamstress and her dedication to her work led to her starting her own doll business. She created characters that aim to teach children about community and goodwill, and her creations are designed to come with lessons about treating others, especially people with disabilities, in a kindly manner.
Her advocacy led her to create the My Sibling doll series. Every 18-inch doll in this series deals with characters having a sibling with mental disabilities. Boronat also developed the My Pal doll which includes dolls with booklets that contain stories dealing with caring for each other and the environment.
In recent years, more and more people have become open to the idea that boys can play with dolls, and girls can also have fun with more rugged toys like trucks and plastic shovels. While in the past there was a gender divide when it came to the types of toys, the continued insistence of consumers, parents in particular, to remove this has led to many companies to make products a little differently. Continue reading
Your first doll may have been given as a Christmas present. A few months later, you find yourself with another pretty doll you bought from an antique store. Before you know it, you already have 10 special dolls in your possession, and you’re becoming aware that you’re starting a doll collection. However, like any collection, acquiring dolls takes a lot of dedication. Continue reading