Want to jump into their world?
Build move-in-ready elf and fairy houses as a family. Create little villages of fantasy that will give rise to make-believe quests right in your own backyard.
In this article I’ll show you how to create a world of wonder and build elf or fairy houses together.
Why Build an Elf or Fairy House With Your Kids?
One of the fastest ways to create long-term memories that stick through adulthood is to wrap our activities in a feeling of wonder.
Stir up your kids’ imaginative spirits and create mystical places where make-believe adventures are just waiting to happen. From the defensive dragon-fighting fortresses of the elves to the picturesque cottages of the flower fairies, these easy structures will write a whole new chapter in your family memory book!
The must-have ingredient in every happy childhood is wonder. Wonder is what transforms a walk in the woods into an exciting epic exploration. And nothing brings out wonder like magical creatures.
Want to spend more creative time outdoors?
Create enchanted gnome homes for local garden gnomes and fairies!
It’s a fun project that promotes creativity and imagination, while using simple craft materials you already have lying around.
In this article I’ll explain how to build an enchanted tree home in your yard.
Why Make an Enchanted Tree Home?
When you create a home for neighborhood gnomes and fairies, you open the door to endless creative play.
Children love to use their imaginations to see magical characters come to life. So why not bring a little mythological folklore into your yard, and create an enchanted tree home for the neighborhood gnomes. You can invite some fairies to stop by too!
Is all of your child’s free time taken up by electronics?
Are you looking for ways to unlock your children’s creativity?
Creative play, also known as make-believe, is just the answer.
To learn why creative play is important for children, I interview Dr. Susan Linn for this episode of the Parenting Adventures podcast.
More About This Show
The Parenting Adventures podcast is a show from My Kids’ Adventures.
It’s for parents (and grandparents) who are looking for creative things to do with their kids.
The show format is on-demand talk radio (also known as podcasting).
In this episode, I interview Dr. Susan Linn, a psychologist at Harvard Medical School and author of The Case for Make Believe and Consuming Kids.
She’s also co-founder of the Campaign for Commercial-Free Childhood and did award-winning ventriloquist and entertainment work, some of which includes the TV show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.
Susan shares why creative play is essential to a child’s well-being.
You’ll discover how to limit screen time, encourage creative play and the types of toys that help a child express creativity.
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