The other day I was working with a child, completing an American girl arts and crafts activity, called Sew & Shares. With this activity a child uses a needle and thread to sew together a project, then gives it to a friend or family member. At the same time, aside from talking about her enjoyment for the fashion dolls and accessories, we were discussing how much she also enjoyed reading the American Girl magazine. Since 1993, American Girl magazine has provided young readers with arts and crafts ideas, games, photography and reading material focused on issues and activities for girls in their pre-teen or tween years.
American Girl magazine is celebrating its 20th birthday with a year long celebration, starting with a contest highlighted in their January/February 2013 issue. Girls ages 8-13 can enter to win a chance to appear on the 2013 Best of AG special issue of American Girl magazine.
Since the American Girl doll company and magazine are both centered around friendship and inspiring others through the ability to dream, in order to enter, 2 girls will work together to submit a photo and a story of their friendship. Entries must be post marked by February 28, 2013. Readers can visit www.Americangirlmagazine.com has additional information.
Here are some other articles regarding the latest American Girl dolls and a highlight recap of my trip to the American Girl retail store in New York City.