Global Friends
Mariko from Japan

A unique, multicultural play program to foster global friendship among children. This is an international doll collection with handcrafted accessories from clothes to many activities. There are books, videos, and play kits that have been very carefully researched. There is a website that provides a world tour of kids around the world. This is a great way for children to learn about different countries, customs, landmarks, and people. There is a terrific Pen Pal Club and in addition to the dolls and the adventure books there are panoramic play kits that create the realistic setting. The countries include Germany, China, Kenya, France, England, Brazil, Japan. A membership kit includes a notebook, a friendship bracelet, newsletter, international Pen Pals and a private club house. The videos are a day in the life of a real 10-year-old living in another country, including the landmarks, customs, food, and festivals.