I have been keen to develop Adam’s imagination through using fairies or elves. We were therefore delighted when The Magic Door Store asked us to review one of their miniature doors. We could create a magical entrance for our fairy or elf to visit our home.
The Magic Door Store has two door options. My Fairy Door is available in red, pink or purple. The Elf Door is available in yellow, green or blue. The door was heavier than I expected and I loved the attention to detail with a door knob and knocker. The door comes beautifully packaged and would make an ideal git. A small bottle of fairy dust is also included. We chose a blue Elf Door. Adam has nicknamed his Elf “Little Man” and usually refers to him as “the Little Man in the door”.
The Magic Door has the same grooves as our own interior doors so it looked perfect in our living room. After much deliberation we decided to fit our magic door on our un-used fireplace. The door was easy to attach to the wall with the wall putty provided in the box. I was suprised how well the door stayed attached to the wall.
I opted to create a little garden for our Elf. I used artifical grass cut off from our Easter Tuff Spot and stuck flower stickers on top. A miniature postbox from Early Learning Centre and a wooden car completed our scenery. I envisage adapting out Elf garden as time goes on and we see our Elf’s personality develop.There are a range of extras available on The Magic Door website to personalise the area around your door.
I was dubious to Adams reaction to the Magic Door. I assumed he would simply ignore it. However, as soon as I showed Adam the door he started to knock on the door. “Hello. Are you there… knock knock knock” Adam kept saying.
The Magic Door has been a huge hit already. Each night the “Little Man in the door” creates a tower out of Adam’s foam bricks for Adam to play with first thing in the morning. He is also quite mischievous as he will move Adam’s toys around ie putting the cars in Adam’s farm yard and his farm animals on the car track. This has helped Adam’s transitions in the morning as he looks forward to seeing what the “Little Man in the door” has been up to during the night.
The possibilities are endless with how to use the Magic Door to enhance your childs creativity and imagination. Here are just a few ideas:
* An alternative to tooth fairy visits
* Write letters to the fairy or elf
* Decorate the fairy or elf’s garden with a variety of miniature hand made items
* Use flour and glitter to make tiny footprints on the floor around the door
* Exchange little gifts and messages with the fairy or elf
* Help reinforce potty training ie leave a message for the fairy or elf at the end of a successful “dry” day
* Use the door as part of a reward chart for behaviour
* An older child could write stories involving the fairy or elfs latest adventures
* If your child has difficulties sleeping due to nightmares the door could be placed in their bedroom to help protect them in the dark
* The fairy or elf could leave messages of what is going to happen throughout the day, special events or ‘jobs’ they could help with around the house.
We highly recommend The Magic Door Store and it would make a perfect addition to a living room, bedroom, classroom or as a gift.
Disclaimer: We were given a a door from The Magic Door Store to review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.
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