Finding a modern day family that reflects the Leave It to Beaver image is extremely rare. Given every family is made up of different races, sexual preferences and ideals, I think it's important to teach your children about diversity from the get-go. Next time you're shopping for dolls for your children, consider integrating diversity into their play life.
Small World Toys has quite an assortment of dolls to create a colorful play land. By surrounding your child with an African–American family, an Asian–American brood, a Modern crew, and a Hispanic familia, you'll be giving your child a head start on the world before him. The $20 wooden sets can serve as a launching pad to educate your tot about various cultures and ethnicities while having fun all at once.