Sunday, September 7, 2008

One for the Girls

You see rows and rows of them by the registers in WalMart. Trading cards for kids ... a la Pokemon and the like. My boys can count battle statistics, weapon strength and the likelihood of so-and-so putting the hurt on the other guy. Now I am all for a well-trained imagination, and believe that children need play time as much as they need chores and education, but I worry about them giving more worth to a fantasy world than to building their own skills for the real world.

So, I was delighted to find a notification in my inbox today (it was actually sent a couple of days ago, I think, but my inbox is out-of-control!) from Kailani over at An Island Life introducing me to The Chatter Chix!

The target market is girls 5-12 years old. There is one card/chix per state and they show having good values (respect, responsibility, etc) in a positive light. There is also the website where girls can leave messages for each other and learn about girls in other states as well as info about the states themselves. Now how cool is that?

In my book, Chatter Chix and An Island Life are both definitely worth your time! I know they were and continue to be worth mine.


  1. Hi there! I thought of you when I saw this video because I always see your little 'about me' blurb on the side of your blog that says, "Invisible Woman..."

    I hope it encourages you like it did me!

    It's OK to be WEIRD!

  2. You are so sweet! Thank you for the kind words! It's people like you that make blogging so special!

    Aloha ~ Kailani
    An Island Life

  3. This is a great idea... What age group are the Chatter Chix directed towards? I enjoy your blog because now that my kids are "out of the house", your writing allows me to stay in touch with what is happening in families with children. Thanks!

  4. Hiya agian, LuAnn! Thanks for stopping by my blog and chiming in on the conversation over there. It's awesome to hear that you've had good pastors. That really is a gift, both that you thought they were good pastors and that you were pastored by good people!