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  • From science to art to pretend play, our recommendations will help you pick the perfect toy for the special "big box".

    If your Mighty Girl is especially drawn to science, art, robotics, or something entirely different, it might be worth spending a larger portion of the holiday gift budget on one very special present that will allow her to delve deeply into that interest.

    In six thematic sections below, we recommend a number of toys perfect for filling the "big box," ranging from large-scale building sets that can be easily shared among siblings to dollhouses that will provide endless opportunities for imaginative play. While more expensive than the average disposable toy, the high-quality nature of these toys also means that they last for years to come — and be there to pass on to younger children in the future.

    For more girl-empowering toys of all varieties, check out our 2018 Girl Empowerment Holiday Gift Guide. Continue reading Continue reading

  • A Mighty Girl's top picks of programming toys & games for kids of all ages!

    Computers and technology are all around us at both work and play — which means that knowing the ins and outs of programming is an ever more essential skill! While in the past kids could only start learning about programming when they were ready for text-based computer languages, today they can get started from with board games, color-coded programming languages, and much more, encouraging kids to see themselves as programmers from an early age.

    At the same time, sexism and stereotypes about computer programming can still pose obstacles to girls and women interested in getting into the technology industry. Although women were some of the first programmers in the world, today men outnumber women by a substantial margin, with only 19% of computer science degrees being awarded to female graduates in the United States. So now, more than ever, we need to show girls how programming fits into their lives — and teach them about the many contributions that women have made to the field!

    With that goal in mind, in this blog post, we're showcasing a selection of our favorite resources to encourage girls with an interest in technology — and to introduce coding to girls who may have never even considered the possibility. In the first part, we provide an array of toys and kits that teach kids the basics of programming logic and coding, and show them the amazing possibilities that come along with computer know-how. While in the second part, we share a selection of books for all ages featuring female programmers and coding pioneers. Together, we can raise a new generation of savvy Mighty Girl coders! Continue reading Continue reading

  • A Mighty Girl's favorite Christmas books, from beloved classics to new releases -- all starring Mighty Girls!

    With December fast approaching, the Christmas season is almost here! And what better activity is there to prepare for the holidays than curling up and reading a beloved Christmas story together? For many families, reading holiday stories — whether old favorites or new finds — is a treasured part of the season. And, what better way to get in the holiday spirit than with a Mighty Girl Christmas story!

    If you’re looking for Christmas stories to add to your family's library, we’ve put together a selection of our favorite girl-empowering books celebrating this special holiday. The Mighty Girls in these books enjoy Christmas traditions, share special time with family, and learn the true importance of giving — both to the people they love and to people in need. We hope that you find the perfect book to become part of your family’s Christmas tradition!

    You can also learn about our favorite books celebrating Hanukkah in our blog post, The Festival of Lights: 18 Favorite Mighty Girl Hanukkah Books. Continue reading Continue reading

  • Non-profit organizations founded by girls and women that are changing the world!

    giving-tuesday-blog-2016-webAfter the rush of Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping, it's time to take a moment and give back! For the sixth year, people are celebrating Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to donating money, time, and talent to charitable organizations around the world. By bringing together supporters from countries across the globe with organizations making a difference, Giving Tuesday provides a chance to amplify the small donations that each of us can make into big change!

    To celebrate this day of giving at A Mighty Girl, we're highlighting ten incredible grassroots organizations founded by girls and women that we hope you'll consider supporting on this day and throughout the year. From helping orphans in Nepal to providing solar power for obstetricians in developing countries to growing healthy vegetables for people in need in the United States, these groups are making a real difference both locally and globally. Your donations can help magnify the efforts of these inspiring girls and women and ensure that their life-changing work reaches even further! Continue reading Continue reading

  • The best deals on girl-empowering toys for tots through teens!

    On a day packed with great deals, the sheer volume of choices can be overwhelming. To help make it easier, we've pulled together a selection of today's best deals for Mighty Girls! From science toys to art sets to play sets featuring popular Mighty Girl characters like Rey and Moana, there are toys to appeal to Mighty Girls of all ages. And, with deep price savings, these empowering options are lighter on holiday budgets. Continue reading Continue reading

  • Before Sara Josephine Baker took charge, a third of children died before their 5th birthdays.

    At the beginning of the 20th century, the pioneering physician Sara Josephine Baker revolutionized public health care for children in New York City. When Baker started her public health work, the impoverished slums of Hell's Kitchen on the city's Lower East Side were among the most densely populated places on Earth, and epidemics killed an estimated 4,500 people each week in the overcrowded immigrant tenements, including 1,500 babies. With a third of children born there dying before their fifth birthday, Baker famously remarked that "It is six times safer to be a soldier in the trenches than a baby in the United States." Thanks to her initiatives, the death rate plummeted, and Baker became famous as doctor who had saved 90,000 children in New York City and countless others as her reforms were replicated across the United States and in other countries. Continue reading Continue reading

  • A Mighty Girl's top picks of girl-empowering box sets and collections for children and teens!

    If there’s anything a reader loves more than a new book, it’s a captivating new series! A series is an excellent way to encourage kids' interest in reading as they get drawn into a story over several books — and, for those rabid readers, collections let them find out what happens to their favorite new character without having to wait for the next book to be released!

    Fortunately, there many book series featuring Mighty Girl characters, and, in this new post, we've highlighted our favorite girl-empowering collections for both children and teens. We've included a mix of Mighty Girl classics and recent releases — all of which will keep her busily reading to find out what happens next!

    For more girl-empowering books for children and teens, you can also browse our full book collection of over 3,000 titles.  Continue reading Continue reading

  • A Mighty Girl's top picks of deals on girl-empowering toys!

    The holiday shopping season is now in full swing! If you've been waiting for Black Friday deals to start ticking names off your shopping list, we've found some excellent deals for members of our community to take advantage of today. These toys are on sale for up to 70% and they're all high quality toys and kits that we know we can recommend with confidence. We know that parents, grandparents, and other gift givers will love being able to support the diverse interests of their Mighty Girls with these empowering toys!

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  • A Mighty Girl's top picks of picture books about trailblazing girls and women throughout history.

    If you flip through a typical history book, you might think, as historian Gerda Lerner once wrote, that "ostensibly one-half the human race is doing everything significant and the other half doesn’t exist." Far too often, women's contributions have been neglected in history books and school curriculums — fortunately, there are growing numbers of wonderful books being published for young readers about girls and women who made their mark on history. And, there's no better time to share these stories and make sure that the next generation — girls and boys alike — appreciates the important and diverse roles that women have played in history!

    In this blog post, we've collected the best picture book on remarkable girls and women throughout history, ranging from new releases to long-time favorites. These books feature girls and women who excelled in science, politics, the arts, athletics, and other fields. And, they serve as an excellent reminder that girls and women's stories deserve to be told — all year round. Continue reading Continue reading

  • Today's deals feature Hape wooden toys and craft kits for kids!

    With a week full of great deals — perfectly timed for holiday shopping — we know that our community has their eyes open for exciting options for the kids on their gift lists. For Wednesday only, Amazon is offering a special promotion on toys from Hape, a company that makes high-quality, gender-neutral, ecologically-conscious toys, and we wanted to make sure our community didn't miss out!

    Their solid wood construction ensures that they're durable enough to take everything that your Mighty Girls have to dish out! Parents will also appreciate eco-friendly details like the sustainably sourced wood, BPA-free plastic, and non-toxic dyes used in Hape's construction. In addition to a selection of Hape toys, we've also featured a variety of craft kits that are available as part of this one-day deal. Whether you're looking for a ride-on for a toddler, pretend play toys for a child, or a creativity-inspiring craft for a tween or teen, there's something here for every Mighty Girl! Continue reading Continue reading

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