Thursday, March 8, 2018

Books, toys and more that promote gender equality. International Women's Day 2018

International Women’s Day
is a day to reflect on the past and present, honour the women who have paved the way, take stock of what still needs to be done, and commit to continue working towards gender equality. 

To recognize, celebrate and take action for International Women’s Day 2018, we went to social media and asked our Fit 4 Two® participants and alumni to recommend books, toys and other parenting resources that promote gender equality.  Here is the result.

A Mighty Girl  This website was recommended again and again.  We found out why.  It is an exhaustive collection of suggested toys, books, music and more.  Bonus: Everything is separated into age groups.  Let’s just say we are now frequent visitors. 

Books recommend by Fit 4 Two® Parents. We have included amazon links as this seems to be to go-to for most of our clients, but we recommend checking your local library and independent books stores as well. 

Feminist Baby by Loren Brantz

Girl Power - 5 Minute Stories (this is actually 10 books in one!)
Strong is the New Pretty by Kate T. Parker

Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls

I like myself - Karen Beaumont and David Catrow

Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai

She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton

The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch

Toys Recommended by Fit 4 Two® Parents

GoldieBlox is the award-winning children’s multimedia company disrupting the pink aisle in toy stores globally and challenging gender stereotypes with the world’s first girl engineer character. They have since expanded their collection to include STEM toys that promote gender equality.  We found the best selection at in store and online.

If you have a suggestion, please share it in the comments below. 

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