Harmless fiction that kids love!
I seriously don’t see the harm in anything like this. My friend bought the ‘Elf on the Shelf’ book and for the past 2 Christmas’s has been extremely creative with this wee chap, placing him in obscure places and making it look like he’s been getting up to mischief while her children have been sleeping. He even had his own passport.
Every morning I would look at her photos on facebook and think, ‘What a wonderful mum!’ Her children LOVE Benjamin (the elf). I have no doubt that when they are older they will look back fondly on these memories rather than scorn her for ‘lying’ about it.
We help children to develop problem solving skills through jigsaws and puzzles, creativity through colouring-in books first, then arts and cra
fts… why should we not develop their imagination?
I’m thankful for those amongst us who have great imaginations.
I wouldn’t say that authors lie to me, they take me on a journey that fills me with emotion, teaches me empathy and above all… entertains me. I really fail to see what’s wrong with that.