As our daughter’s second birthday was approaching, I was giving a lot of thought to ways to help encourage her to play. With the weather finally warm again, I wanted to really encourage her to get outside, run and play and enjoy being a child. I want to turn off the cartoons and encourage her to use her imagination, whether it is outside playing or even just playing or coloring in the house on rainy days. I wanted to introduce her to new activites that she could enjoy both at home and at play groups. That’s something else I have given tons of thought to, joining up with other moms for fun playdates so all the children to enjoying playing together! The more playdates we attend, the more I think about other children having fun and having the opportunity to play. I was happy to discover Mattel’s introduction of their new Power of Play Program.
About Mattel’s Power of Play Program:
Mattel is creating the future of play! Mattel believes in the power of play as positive play increases imagination, development and joy and has developed the Power to Play program. Nowhere is that more evident than in their global philanthropic efforts. Manufacturing safe and innovative toys is their purpose, and their philanthropic efforts allow them to make a positive social impact on children across the globe. They endeavor to help all children around the world to experience play – including bringing moments of joy to some of the one billion children who are considered in need.
So I was thrilled to learn more about Mattel’s Power of Play Philanthropic Initiatives. Through their efforts, they are working to make a positive social impact on children across the globe. They endeavor to help all children around the world to experience play – including bringing moments of joy to some of the one billion children who are considered in need.
Mattel’s Philanthropic Values
Mattel intends to make a meaningful difference in the lives of children in need around the world through our interactions – how we “play” – with our communities, our partners, and our volunteers.
- Play with Passion: By making a meaningful and lasting impact on children globally.
- Play Together: By forming deep partnerships to enrich the communities in which we work and play, and engaging Mattel employees in our efforts.
- Play Fair: By acting with unwavering integrity in all aspects of our work.
- Play to Grow: By striving to make long term differences in the lives of children in need and seeking continuous improvement.
Mattel has partnered with a number of organizations to fulfill their mission of helping children, whether it’s through product donations, financial support or global volunteer opportunities. The current list of organizations includes:
- Mattel Children’s Hospital (UCLA)
- Special Olympics
- Save the Children
- National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions
- Children Affected by AIDS Foundation
- Make-A-Wish Foundation
There are is also as great coloring Play Tip Sheet which can be found HERE. Take a few moments to print it out, enjoy coloring it with your children and go over the tips together. Discuss the tips and encourage your children to make these tips part of their play.
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