Westport, CT- Aisha & Co. is pleased to announce that the Mocha Girl Character from its acclaimed Ishababies® line has been named the 2016 Top Toy (doll category) from the Creative Child Awards Program. The Creative Child Magazine’s Awards Program is a perennial program where product submissions are reviewed by moms, music educators and early education professionals. Only one product per category can win a Toy of the Year Award with remaining finalists possibly receiving a prestigious Preferred Choice award or the Seal of Excellence based on their ability to exceed expectations for nurturing creativity and education in children.
This is a most extraordinary honor since the Ishababies ® characters previously received the 2009 Top Toy SEAL OF EXCELLENCE and the 2011 Top Toy (Plush Category). However, this is the first time where an individual character has been singled out for the honor. Ishababies ® are the critically acclaimed family of soft sculptured characters created by pediatrician Aisha Bailey. While they are known for their unique look, touch and feel, Ishababies® Mocha Girl has been especially popular for her creative design.
“When I initially created my babies, I looked at swatches of prospective skin colors for (Mocha Girl) and was told that she would be ‘too dark’. I went ahead despite resistance from naysayers and designed her to be extra cute with her beautiful soft puffs and big cheeks” says creator Aisha Bailey. “I cried the very first time that I saw her and held her in my arms.”
Dr. Bailey goes on to say that Mocha Girl has been the most popular Ishababies® doll across all markets domestically and internationally, “She even developed an especially large following from places as far away as the Phillipines.” Dr. Bailey goes on to demonstrate that Mocha Girl shows no signs of slowing in her popularity. “This award is indicative of something larger. We at Aisha & Co. have seen the beauty and the popularity of Mocha Girl. Now we see that mothers and educators across the world are recognizing the same thing. I think that appreciation for Mocha can help usher in a new day and age where all children can be celebrated for their beauty. ®
Dr. Bailey created the Ishababies® to reflect all children after growing up without a great variety of dolls and toys that held her perspective. Ishababies® are featured in 10” size and a new size 24” is in prototype form. To find out more about Ishababies® Mocha Girl, other Ishababies® offerings and where our products can be purchased, visit our website at: www.aishaco.com or call (203) 227-9792.