are an integral part of a healthy childhood. Rahima Baldwin Dancy
writes in her book, You Are Your Child's First Teacher, "Play
with dolls is of special importance because it is one of the ways
through which the child can externalize his own inner being."
Karin Neushutz shares in The Doll Book, "The Doll is special among toys, because
it is an image of the human being. With the doll's help we can seek
our own identity. We can reveal our own innermost thoughts, sorrows,
and joys to our doll friend."