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This week my friend Leah asked for suggestions on how to introduce her 5 year old to Wonder Woman and so my friends and I put together this list of ways to gradually bring Wonder Woman into children’s lives.
1. Dress your baby like Wonder Woman.
It might just be a onesie, but it’s a star-spangled onesie! Okay, realistically if your child can fit in a onesie then they probably won’t remember wearing it or care what it looks like. At the very least it’ll be fun for you, and it might make for some good photos to send to the amazing tumblr, Girls Love Superheroes.
2. Buy your toddler Wonder Woman toys.
An invisible jet and toddler-friendly Wonder Woman figure from the Fisher Price Little People range is a pretty good gift. While it might seem very basic, playing with a recognizable character could spark an interest later, when your child is old enough to read about Wonder Woman. At the very least it will instill a general good early memory which is one way to create a general affection for the character.
3. Read an all-ages Wonder Woman book to your child.
My friend Anna’s 3 and 5 year olds are into superheroes so she got them Wonder Woman: The Story of the Amazon Princess from the library. Other books like Wonder Woman Classic: I Am Wonder Woman would work for children who’re beginning to read themselves, and there’s a pretty comprehensive reading list for small children up at the WonderWomanMuseum.com.
4. Decorate your kids room with Wonder Woman-inspired decor.
Wonder Woman is nothing if not photogenic and there’s some fantastic Wonder Woman art, storage solutions, blankets, lampshades, etc with a serious pop art flair. If your child’s room is decorated with Wonder Woman art then it will certainly create some familiarity and curiosity around the character.
5. Buy your kid Wonder Woman merchandise.
People are always buying me stuff with Wonder Woman so I know it’s out there. Diaries, wallets, sneakers, and MAC cosmetics even created a line of Wonder Woman-branded makeup a while back (with fantastic promotional art by Mike Allred). There’s a huge range to choose from, it’s always changing, and nearly all of it makes a great gift.
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