Hello! My name is Dessi, and I am the mom of two young children. I am also the Founder of GOOD FOR KIDS, a socially responsible enterprise dedicated to creating products that are good for kids.
We all want our children to grow up happy and healthy and to make smart eating choices. Today, I am very excited to share with you my truly unique healthy eating toy and book that can help inspire little girls and boys to eat more fruits and veggies through reading and imaginative play. My hope is that together we can teach children about health and good nutrition in a simple, fun, and unobtrusive way.
1) The World's First Healthy Eating Doll - a smart magnetic doll who loves to "eat" her toy fruits and veggies, through the use of hidden, embedded magnets, and
2) Healthy Foods Are Fun to Eat - an adorable children's picture book that features happy rhymes and colorful illustrations by over 10 talented artists from around the world. Everything in the book is made entirely of fruits and veggies!
PRODUCTS FOR GOOD
GOOD FOR KIDS is all about creating good products for a good cause. For every product you purchase, we will provide meals to children in need via our giving partners. LET’S INSPIRE KIDS TO EAT HEALTHY AND HELP A CHILD IN NEED!
MEET SUMMER - THE WORLD'S FIRST HEALTHY EATING DOLL
Summer is an intelligent little girl who loves her yummy fruits and veggies. She comes with a set of 20 colorful wooden toy foods, and she can easily tell which ones are good for her. Healthy foods like apples, carrots, tomatoes, blueberries, and broccoli stick to her mouth so she can “eat” them. If our little friend is offered a lollipop, however, she will not take it (as it will not stick). The effect of tasting and touching the foods is accomplished through the use of magnets that are safely and inconspicuously embedded in the mouth and the hands of the doll. Summer can easily pick up healthy foods with her hands and bring them to her mouth. She really knows what’s good for her!
HERE IS MORE ABOUT OUR STYLISH, CUDDLY SOFT, AND OH-SO LOVABLE DOLL:
Summer is made of high quality cloth and her long chenille hair can be easily finger combed and styled.
And here is more about the set of 20 colorful and beautifully designed wooden food pieces Summer comes with:
- Charming food illustrations with happy, vibrant colors
- High quality non-toxic paints
- Eco-friendly wood that is safe for kids and the environment
- A cute and soft grocery shopping bag that matches the dress.
The doll set conforms to all CPSC toy safety standards. It's independently tested and certified.
Kids learn by example and a smart little friend like Summer can be such a great role model! Summer can reinforce good habits and inspire countless hours of happy play and learning:)
CREATING THE DOLL SET
I have put a tremendous amount of effort and passion into creating this little doll. Along the way, I was fortunate to get plenty of help and expertise from several talented designers from Switzerland, Serbia, and Australia. Here are some of the first sketches of Summer.
And here are the lovely illustrations of the 20 wooden food pieces:
Don't you just love the happy colors?!
THERE IS MORE: THE HEALTHY FOODS ARE FUN TO EAT PICTURE BOOK
Do you have a little boy or a little girl in your life that you want to inspire to eat healthy? I am delighted to introduce my new children’s picture book, Healthy Foods Are Fun to Eat. The book is filled with bouncy rhymes and adorable illustrations made entirely of fruits and veggies. It features stunning food art CREATED BY OVER 10 TALENTED ARTISTS FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD!
It was a blast working on the book as it was fueled by so much enthusiasm and help from my children. Every idea, every rhyme, every healthy treat was carefully selected and expertly crafted—it is all a true reflection of my family’s love and appreciation for wholesome foods.
I also had the privilege to collaborate with Daryna Kossar, one of the most talented food and nature visual artists on the planet, who created several magical illustrations for the book. Thank you, Daryna!
Parents and kids can flip through the pages of the book and enjoy the gorgeous images of kids, animals, space travel, nature, ocean life, and more.
And the key message in the book is of course that:
SOMETHING SPECIAL: ONE SUPER LARGE COPY OF THE BOOK
I am so excited about this book and its positive message that I have decided to do something special. One evening, my husband and I were brainstorming how I could get my little book noticed in the boundless sea of information out there. One fun idea was that if we make the book bigger, it would be easier to notice. Sounds logical, right? Bigger Book=More Visible:) Our kids loved the idea and I have now special-ordered and custom-printed a single copy of the Healthy Foods Are Fun to Eat book in a super large format. We hope that our gigantic book and its EVEN BIGGER message can travel to libraries, schools, and children’s museums and show little kids that FRUITS AND VEGGIES ARE COOL AND YUMMY TO EAT! We believe that this is now the largest healthy foods picture book in the world.
Thank you for your interest and consideration! All of the money we raise here will be used towards production and marketing costs. Please contribute to bring this project to life and take advantage of our exciting rewards:
PLEASE HELP US SPREAD THE WORD
This is a wonderful idea! I love what you are doing! How can I help?
THANK YOU FOR ASKING! Word of mouth is a powerful thing and there are only so many people I can reach by myself. I would be tremendously grateful if you could share this campaign with other parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles on FACEBOOK, TWITTER, INSTAGRAM and PINTEREST or send out the GOOD FOR KIDS story to your friends via WhatsApp and Snapchat.
Do you know someone influential with a big heart and a large following who cares about spreading the positive message of wholesome eating? A journalist, a TV personality, a celebrity, a social media influencer, a well-known health enthusiast? Please offer us an introduction or point them to our story. Let's connect!
It all started with an idea but this project would not have been possible without the unwavering help and support of my family, friends, and business partners. Special thanks go to Baumgart Creative Media (videography), Tina, Anja and Adit (doll set design), Will Dawes (book design), Amy Betz and Djana Paper (book editing), and the many talented artists whose beautiful images are featured in the book!
Risks and challenges
My favorite thing in the world is being a mom, and I am so happy to be turning this delightful children’s product idea into reality! My professional background is in technology and business development, and I hold a BA degree from Brown University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School (which basically means I do not sleep until I get things done right). I have spent the last year working closely with our great manufacturing partners to design, prototype, test, and certify our unique, educational toy set. While we have tried to mitigate risks, we are cognizant that some unforeseen challenges may occur (e.g., production or shipping delays). I am fully committed to making this project a success, and I will keep the GOOD FOR KIDS community informed of any issues or delays along the way. My promise to you is that every backer will be treated like our first and will receive a beautiful, quality product and an awesome experience.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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