Rooti Dolls create multicultural dolls that can teach children many words and phrases in various African ethnic languages, including Twi, Ga, Ewe, Krobo, Shona, Ndebele, Bemba, Nyanja, Zulu, Xhosa, Sotho, Afrikaans, Ijaw, Edo, Idoma, Tiv.
Creators, husband and wife team Chris and Ada Ngoforo, struggled to find decent black dolls that resonated with their daughters. Living in the UK, they also found it hard to get the girls to speak Igbo. And so, Rooti Dolls was born to address both these needs.
Below is an episode of CNN’s Inside Africa, featuring Rooti Dolls.
Find out more and browse the available dolls on the Rooti Dolls online shop.
It will be great to see some natural-hair wearing girls from Rooti Dolls in the future!
Images via the Rooti Dolls website
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