I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Where-To-Go Wednesday - American Girl

 What: American Girl

Where: Various Locations

Who: Girls of all ages

Our view: American Girl  is a little girls dream. Where else can you find a multi-level store filled to the brim with dolls, their clothes and accessories and books about them . Girls can have their dolls repaired or have their doll's hair done or have their doll's pictures taken among other things.  There is even a restaurant where girls can eat with their dolls and the food is actually quite tasty. It is like a whole world for dolls and the girls that love them. The upside of American Girl is it promotes learning because each doll comes from a different place and time and each doll has a line of books associated with her so girls can learn about what life was like for girls throughout different periods of history through the dolls. The downside is that the dolls, clothes and accessories are all very pricey. A single doll and book costs $110.00. Other dolls called Bitty Babies are also available. Bitty Babies are only $55.00 but they do not have a line of books or as many clothes or accessories available for them although they do have some clothes and accessories available for them. Also, Bitty Babies are just generic. They are not associated with a specific place or time nor do they come with names and histories like other American Girl dolls do. American Girl holds special events for girls 8 and up, such as, crafts, scavenger hunts, and pampering sessions in the Doll Hair Care Salon to learn tips for taking care of the dolls at home. Some events require reservations, other do not. Birthday parties are also available. Please note, if you wish to eat in the cafe, you must make a reservation as dining is only offered at specific times and the restaurant is quite popular. See the web-site or check with the American Girl location you plan to visit for the meals and times available. Please also note that while you don't have to own or buy an American Girl doll to go to American Girl Place rarely if ever do you see a girl in the place without one so if your daughter does not have one and/or you do not intend to get her one, knowing how every little girl wants what other little girls have, it is probably best to take your daughter some place else. For more information on American Girl; to shop for American Girl dolls, clothes, accessories and or books and/or to find about a specific American Girl location or to make a reservation go to a specific American Girl location go to americangirl.com.

Tune in tomorrow for another Talking Topic.