communicate through the universal language of "play" and
Teach-A-BodiesTM speaks that language.
offers an array of world-class instructional dolls to help professionals
break down barriers when communicating with children.
developed in 1981 to aid in sex education, Teach-A-Bodies anatomically
detailed dolls have become a premier resource for professionals
in forensic investigations, child and adolescent therapies, and
with developmentally disabled and hearing/speech impaired individuals.
anatomical dolls facilitate understanding both to and from children
in ways that overcome a child's limited cognitive and verbal abilities.
Toys contribute to a youngster's life by assisting in the interpretation
of the world around them. Through play a child discovers how to
come to terms with the outside world. According to the Practice
Guidelines by the American Professional Society on the Abuse of
Children (APSAC), when used by a knowledgeable and experienced professional,
anatomical dolls can be an effective tool to aid in interviewing
children to determine whether an allegation of sexual abuse is likely
true, and if so, the nature of the abuse. However, anatomical dolls
are only one of many useful tools and cannot take the place of sound
interview skills and reasoned clinical judgment.
products feature Playpeople, life-size dolls, paper dolls, booklets,
and the new Draw-a-Bodies line, as well as an extensive collection
of doll accessories for the professional therapist, investigator,
attorney, and sex-educator. All Teach-A-Bodies products, excluding
the booklets, accessories and Draw-a-Bodies, are anatomically correct.
Teach-A-Bodies Playpeople are soft cuddly dolls made of washable
polyester knit and stuffing. They are available in light, medium,
and dark colours. Adult, adolescent, child and toddler dolls are
made with individual fingers, ears, and have mouth, vaginal and
anal openings. The dolls are sold by the pair in each colour. We
will also customize your order for a small additional fee. The hair
is made of yarn and the facial features and nipples are embroidered.
All dolls are sold with age-appropriate clothing and underwear.
Nightwear, swimwear, extra underwear, and outerwear may be purchased
separately. Different facial features (such as Asian), hair colors,
and hairstyles are also available. Please ask us for details if
you are interested.