| 23 Feb 2024
Shakira to launch toy line with Fisher-Price

MUMBAI: Pop star Shakira is working on a range of baby toys, which will go on sale next month.

The pregnant singer, who also has 21-month-old son Milan with boyfriend Gerard Pique, has teamed up with toy dealers Fisher-Price on the First Steps collection of baby products, and has co-developed six items.

Some of the products include a bouncer, which plays music, alphabet blocks and a musical soccer ball, reports The ‘Waka Waka’ singer will launch the toys whose designs are inspired by her son, her husband’s football career and her own music career.

"I saw how important developmental milestones are and how toys can help babies reach them -- including with my own son," the pop star said in a statement.

"I wanted to design a line of toys that stimulated development in the crucial early stages of life, the stages in which learning can be achieved through supervised play, fostering the development of psychological, social and motor skills," she added.

The items will go on sale next month and all proceeds will go towards Shakira's Barefoot Foundation, which helps provide education and nutrition to underprivileged children in her native Colombia.

In addition to this, Shakira has also gotten together with the toy company to release a 12-video series for new mothers.