Toy Buzz: Barbie® Career Doll Doctor

If you’re a parent, a grandparent, godparent, aunt or uncle, gift buying for kids can become an overwhelming task…. especially if you aren’t a parent of similar aged kids!

In order to help eliminate the confusion and indecision, I’ve started a brand new series on my blog called Toy Buzz: Toy Reviews by Parents AND Kids

The hope is that this new series will help you to be better informed about what’s inside the box BEFORE you buy!

A few weeks back my cutie patootie niece received the Barbie® Career Doll to review…

This Barbie® comes with themed accessories to fit her chosen career. We reviewed the medical doctor Barbie. She has a stethoscope and a lovely white medical jacket!

She has a realistic body type, lovely hair and pretty eyes!

The career series Barbies® are all unique with different body shapes, eyes colours and hair for each one.

Parent Review

This Barbie comes with a proper mom-bod and I absolutely love that my child can have a role-model that is not stick thin but has hips and healthy strong calves! I love that Barbie® are encouraging girls to reach for their dreams and inspire them to be who they want to be”- Mother

Teacher Review

This lovely Barbie will provide many hours of creative imaginary play as children role play her career. It is so important that children get the chance to act out real life role models as this is how they learn and make sense of the world around them.” – Emma Reid

Kid Review

Now I can be Dr Tessa (her doctor)”– Rachel, age 5

Childhood development skills

Creativity, imagination, goal-setting

Extension Tips

Barbies are so versatile. Help your child set out all their Barbies and sort their clothes and accessories into sections.

Children can spend ages selecting different outfits for different occasions- perhaps Dr Barbie is going out for dinner? To see a sports match?

Have fun encouraging your child’s imagination by giving them some ideas of scenarios to role play.

Dr Barbie also loves to help patients, let your child come up with imaginary medical scenarios for Dr Barbie to assist with!

Toy Buzz

Brand: Barbie® by Mattel

Variations and extras: These Barbies come ready to take on any goal and career. They include variations such as a vet, a chef and a lifeguard!

Recommended age: 3 – 10 years. Most suited to ages 5 – 8 years.

Perfect choice for: Those that love pretend play, Barbies®, Dressing up, realistic games, medically themed toys

Price: =-R190-00 per doll with career themed accessories

Stockists: Checkers Hyper, Toys R Us or online at Toy Adventures, The Kid Zone or Takealot.

Further info: Join the conversation using the hashtags #Mattel #barbieis60 #barbie #Barbie60 #YouCanBeAnything #MoreRoleModels #ClosetheDreamGap


Emma Reid

Emma is a mom of three. She is an educationalist and holds a Bachelor Degree in English, Media & Writing and Film. She is also a qualified Primary School Teacher. She has a keen interest in curriculum and content development especially for child related fields. With many years of teaching children, and advising parents, she is passionate about childhood development and education - of kids and parents. Her hobbies include photography, reading, travel and spending time in the outdoors with her family and relaxing either in or near the surf!

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