A Sweet and Huggable Friend for the 2013 Holidays!

The holidays are right around the corner, and if you have a young girl, you might be struggling with finding the perfect gift for your daughter. How do you bridge that gap between toddler toys and baby toys? What still qualifies as a choking hazard? It’s hard to know if your young daughter will even play the toys you are getting her.

For many little girls, social activity is paramount to a healthy childhood. However, sometimes other people aren’t available for interaction, and this is when a doll becomes a girl’s very best friend! Little girls relate to dolls, they see themselves in them, and they look to them for support, love and fun as they go through life together.

For children over the age of two, the Mooshka Sing Around the Rosie doll is a great friend for them to learn and grow with.  Now that your little girl is walking, talking and gaining independence, a “baby” doll is no longer their equal; it is a younger infant to take care of.  Dressed in adorable headbands, tights and tresses, Mooshka Dolls are more “best friend” than baby and are the perfect partner-in-crime for your growing girl.

dolls1Remember the paper dolls we all used to dress up as children? Mooshka dolls are paper dolls come to life! Through the power of love and friendship, they became sweet, huggable 15” dolls, the perfect size to accompany girls on all of their adventures.  And better yet, Mooshka Sing Around the Rosie Dolls really do sing! When you hold both of their hands, they croon the words to “Ring Around the Rosie,” allowing girls to sing along and dance.  You can hold both of their hands yourself, spin in circles and sing to your hearts content or you can invite your Mooshka doll to join you and your friends as you spin and sing together.Just as long as both of your Mooshka dolls’ hands are held, she will lead you in song for as long as you wish.

dolls2While Mooshka offers many different dolls with various looks and hobbies, there are three different Mooshka Sing Around the Rosie dolls that are as fun and interactive as they are adorable. Myra, a summer baby with bright red hair and blue eyes is a natural born actress. For any little girl who likes to be the star of the show, Myra will keep her company while she reaches for stardom.  Pink-haired Niva is more of an artist, and will be a great friend for your future writer as they pen poems and letters together all day long.  Lara, with green eyes and a flower in her hair is the most adventurous of the bunch! She loves to collect seashells, and will be sure to accompany girls on all of their backyard adventures.

Mooshka dolls are a great holiday gift for any little girl in your life. Dressed in cute dresses and headbands, it will be easy for your daughter to see herself in them, and recognize them as friends and equals. Additionally, the Mooshka fun doesn’t stop with the doll: the Mooshka website offers e-books that you and your daughter can read together or she can play on her own, cute crafts, like paper dolls and puppet theater backdrops, and seasonal Mooshka decorations.

With so many additions, it will be easy for girls to immerse themselves in the world of Mooshka.  Mooshka dolls are also great for when girls spend time with their real-life friends, as they can all hold their Mooshka doll’s hands and sing Ring Around the Rosie together.

For any young girl over the age of two, Mooshka dolls are a great holiday gift that will offer your child endless fun. You can buy your very own Mooshka doll at Toys-R-Us, Wal-Mart, Amazon.com, Target or Little Tikes.


About the Author

Freelance writer, Jordyn Fisher, contributed this article on behalf of Mooshka dolls, a product of MGA Entertainment. 


Fancy Momma is conducting a Christmas Traditions, Christmas Crafts workshop at Fully Booked High Street on November 17Fancy Momma will be sharing some meaningful traditions that you can add to your existing family traditions.  She’ll also be teaching eight Christmas crafts you can do at home.  The workshop is open to parents and children so if you’re looking for a place to take your kids this weekend, you may want to take them to this workshop for some fun bonding over Christmas crafts.


Christmas Felt Decors for Our Christmas Stockings

When we were little girls, I fondly remember having a hard time sleeping on the 24th of December.  Before going to bed, it had been part of our tradition to hang our socks in the tree or by the window sill.   My sisters and I all eagerly awaited being called for Noche Buena.  We were children and were therefore more excited to open our Christmas presents than to eat food.  We were also always very excited to check what goodies Santa had left in our socks.

This is another tradition I would like to pass on to my children.  They were much too young to truly appreciate their Christmas stockings last year; but now, aside from being excited for Santa to drop by our house, they are also proud to see their Christmas stockings hanging by our window.  Mainly because they helped decorate them!

Hubby and I bought these Do-It-Yourself Christmas Ornaments on sale for Php 250 for two boxes at the Toy Kingdom sale a month ago.  Each box contained pre-cut felt patterns, glittery thread, safety needle (made of plastic and with a blunt tip) and instructions on how to create the ornaments.  This craft activity is so easy to do you won’t even need to read the instructions if you already know how to sew.

This craft was also a great “lacing” exercise for my toddlers.  They took turns helping me sew the patterns together.  There was no danger of being pricked by the needle as the tip was blunt so I let them do the sewing while I held the pieces together.


The ornaments were actually designed to be hung on the Christmas tree but we used them to decorate our stockings instead.


It was truly great fun creating our own Christmas decors! Next year, we might try to get some of those paint-your-own decors sets.