Princesses, pink kittens, and frilly dress-up outfits are a beloved part of childhood for many girls all over the world. More and more, however, parents are realizing that stories of the damsel in distress who is saved by a prince are charming, but should only be one part of a young girl’s make-believe repertoire. Parents and young girls are becoming increasingly interested in stories that tell of a confident, brave, and powerful woman or girl who is the star of the show and saves the day herself. Stories with a strong female lead are becoming a popular way for girls to build self-esteem and see relatable characters take care of business like superstars. Movies and TV shows with a strong female lead, like Elena of Avalor, Finding Dory, and Frozen are popular with parents and kids as examples of how girls can be awesome and accomplish wonderful things beyond finding true love.
To this end, Marvel Comics’ Avengers and Townleygirl have teamed up to bring families an array of superhero-themed gifts for girls that are sure to delight any strong young lady! Here are 4 reasons to feel good about presenting your daughter with superhero gifts this holiday season:
1. Role Models Beyond Romance
Having good examples of loving romance and relationships is important for young women, but successful romances are not the only things girls should have modeled for them. In the modern world, romance and family are only part of a fulfilling adulthood. It’s a good idea for girls to see examples of women who have compelling interests and skills. Superhero stories and toys remind girls that finding strength and bravery are an important part of growing up—and life is about more than a perfect romance.
2. It’s OK to Like Princesses AND the Incredible Hulk
Presenting your little girl with a Christmas stocking stuffer like Townleygirl’s Avengers Kiss It Paint It set, which includes lip glosses and nail polish featuring Black Widow, Spider Woman, the Incredible Hulk and Iron Man, will subtly show her that it’s perfectly fine to like traditionally “girly” things AND butt-kicking superhero things. Your daughter can paint her nails “Incredible Hulk green” while playing superheroes. You want her to feel free to express all parts of her personality!
3. Abilities Over Looks
Don’t get us wrong, the female Avengers are definitely able to “cut a figure” as the expression goes. These ladies are seriously cool, and they certainly look it. But the stories behind these cool female heroes, and the male heroes who are also featured in Townleygirl’s Avengers line, remind little girls that looks aren’t absolutely everything. These strong role models from the Avengers remind kids that what you can DO (solve crime, kick butt, etc.) is important, in addition to looking your best.
4. There is Life Beyond Pink
Most little girls love pink. And pink is a seriously cool color. That said, it’s not the only color little girls can favor. The toys and cosmetics in Townleygirl’s superheroes collection offer a full complement of cool, bright colors that will get girls excited as they play, grow, and excel.