Betty - Caucasian Down\'s Syndrome Doll (Trisomy 21), female

£ 20.50 each

The Down\'s Syndrome Doll was designed to promote self-acceptance and self-identification of children with Down\'s Syndrome. They are available with their mouths open or closed. A doll with a closed mouth will educate children to keep their tongues in their mouths. The doll is ideally suited and educationally beneficial as a toy for non-disabled children. The appearance of the doll can result in its arousing more sympathy and thoughtfulness than other dolls. Learning from play and appreciating the environment contributes to better understanding and acceptance of people with disabilities. It has been especially successful in children?s hospitals, paediatric practices, Down\'s Syndrome Associations, kindergartens and nursery schools. The Down\'s syndrome doll displays the following typical features: Open mouth, round face, short hands, characteristic eyes, widened space between first and second toes.