First of all, aisles are divided into pink and blue sections, as if girls and boys never have the same interests. And these aisles (and websites) are saturated with pink EZ Bake Ovens, Pretty Princess dolls whose pastimes are "shopping," and the occasional Twilight action figure. More importantly, these shelves don't seem to stock many girls' toys geared toward science, exploration or critical thinking.
Any mom looking to find a balance between princesses and problem-solving knows that with such a one-sided market, it's tough to fight the tired gender stereotypes that boys can build and have adventures while girls should stay inside and play house.
Well, LV Moms is here to help. Click through for a list of eight toys that will bring out the inner explorer, adventurer, scientist, architect and archaeologist in your daughter!