I try very hard not to fall in to the blue/boy and pink/girl trap. I hate the fact that some very ordinary things are being gender-coloured. See exhibit A: Pink Globe.
Is Lego just for lads?
My boy has always been showered with Lego gifts. Cars, rockets, spaceships, planes, robots, trains… But when it came time for his sister to experience the world of high-quality plastic studded construction bricks, she was not impressed.
I wanted her to use her imagination to build wonderful freeform creations from generic secondhand Lego. She wanted cool Lego sets like her brother, but they had to include pink, sparkles, babies and ice-creams. Sigh…
My solution – I scoured eBay for girly Lego. It took ages, but I think I’ve found the solution.
Here’s one of my favourite pics of a strong female role model for my daughter …