The Maplelea Girl characters are from various regions of Canada, including the Gulf Islands, the Rockies, the prairies, urban Ontario, Atlantic Canada, northern Canada, and Quebec. Each character has a distinct personality, strong values, interesting hobbies, and empowering stories to tell.
All Maplelea Girls dolls come with a starter outfit and a 64-page 6-ring expandable journal that includes the life story of the character as well as a set of pages for the child to both expand their doll’s story, and to tell their own.
The Canadian-themed dolls and story journals help children learn about Canada’s culture, heritage and geography in a fun and interesting way. They are written at about a grade 3 to 5 level and from the character’s perspective. Each story journal includes both a French and English version. Saila’s journal also includes a third version written in the Inuit language of Inuktitut.
For those who wish to create their own unique Maplelea character, we offer the Maplelea Friends — a large selection of dolls with different hair, skin, and eye colours and face moulds. Maplelea Friends come with a starter outfit, and a blank journal full of questions, prompts and blanks to inspire the child to create their own unique Maplelea character.
An assortment of beautifully detailed clothing and accessories has been designed for each Maplelea Girl to reflect her interests, lifestyle and personal fashion sense.
Additional outfits and accessories are offered that can be used to customize the story of any Maplelea Girl or Maplelea Friend. Furniture, bedding, pets, sportswear, seasonal wear, heritage clothing, pajamas, activity sets, and more will enhance the learning and fun.
Many of the outfits and journal pages have a distinctive Canadian flair and new items are released seasonally. While some of the outfits are designed with a specific Maplelea Girl in mind, all clothing and accessories are suitable for all Maplelea dolls.
Most outfits and accessories come with a set of additional journal pages. The content of the journal pages may reflect the outfit or accessory, or it may be about some aspect of Canada’s culture, heritage or geography, or it may provide information that encourages a healthy, active lifestyle.
Each set of journal pages accompanying the outfits includes 1 double-sided English page, 1 double-sided French page and 1 double-sided blank page. Saila’s outfits also include a double-sided page in the Inuit language of Inuktitut.
Packages of 100 blank journal pages (includes lined and unlined) are also available for those who like to write and draw extensively, or for those who wish to create their own completely unique story.
Real girls can dress like their dolls with Maplelea’s matching pyjamas, slippers, T-shirts, and hoodies in girl sizes. Size charts are available.
Maplelea dolls are designed with exceptional craftsmanship and detail. The doll’s face, arms and legs have been sculpted to accurately reflect a real 10 or 11-year-old girl. Their hands are specially shaped in a way that they can hold a variety of objects. Their hair is realistic and easy to style. Their feet are flat, enabling each doll to “stand on her own two feet”. Ball joints at the hips and shoulders provide a range of motion, and soft torsos make the dolls comfortable to hold. The head turns at the neck and the eyes open and close. The detail and quality in the clothing and accessories are unparalleled — seam edges are finished and the fabrics and designs are fashionable, authentic, and durable.
Our product development team is made up of eco-friendly, safety conscious parents. Our products conform to ASTM certification, the international safety standard for toys, as well as the Canadian Hazardous Products Act. We use non-toxic materials and do rigorous and regular testing at each of the development, pre-production, production, and post-production stages, and again when the products arrive in our warehouse. We also take extra measures to reduce packaging wherever possible, and/or make it recyclable.
Maplelea products are designed for ages 6 to 12+. They meet safety regulations for ages 3+. Please note that Maplelea products are NOT suitable for children under three years due to choking hazards presented by small parts.