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Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I bought this book to begin to think about how to introduce the concept of Santa to my now 1. Surrounded by other parents who work tirelessly to put elves on shelves and bribe their kids to be good, I wanted to explore other ways to have the fun of Santa and Christmas without feeling like I am lying to my daughter.
Also, since we are not a religious family, I wanted to read more about ways to enhance the meaning of Christmas to our family: The authors do a nice job of describing ways to revisit your own Santa story from your youth as well as figure out ways to transition a child who may currently believe in Santa and someday soon will find 'truth'. While they do present a script of sorts to introduce a young child to the idea of playing Santa, the book is geared more towards parents who have already established some sort of belief in Santa and how they can manage to transform that into playing Santa.
Since a belief in Santa was so ingrained in me as a child, I am still struggling a little with how 'playing' Santa with my daughter will play out. What happens when her cousins talk about their elf on the shelf and my daughter says, "we don't play Santa that way"? I can see them questioning what she means by play.
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I might just be paranoid. I am happy to introduce Santa as a game to my daughter but still worry about her ruining it for kids whose parents explain that Santa is a real dude who comes down their chimney.
I was hoping the book would help me formulate a plan. After reading it, I have an idea how I will play Santa with my daughter, but know that most of it I will make up as we go--and that's okay.
That is what playing is about. I want so much for my daughters experience with the season to be magical, but more than anything I want her to embrace and practice the qualities of Santa-happiness, giving, etc. Overall, it was a good way to take some time to think about how Santa can serve as a hero and teacher to your children without feeling as if you have deceived them, and them feeling deceived. The basic premise of the book is that children's mind is so rich in fantasy and pretend play, that treating Santa as a story and game to be played, takes none of its magic away. Actually, it does quite the opposite because it is a game they can play, too.
It's a lot of book for that simple tip, but the author elaborates on some points that might be useful for some parents, especially those that already told the children that Santa is real. I think it's a wonderful idea. I'm looking for an alternative to the Santa story so I don't have to lie to my kid and this book might have a good idea, but it's so boring and filled with useless information that I couldn't tell you what it is.
I'm sorry to not have anything nicer to say other than save your money.
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One person found this helpful. The rest is incredibly self indulgent wallowing in the "trauma" the author experienced when she found out Santa wasn't real. Don't waste your time or money. See all 4 reviews. Pages with related products. See and discover other items: There's a problem loading this menu right now. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations. View or edit your browsing history. Get to Know Us. English Choose a language for shopping.
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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Dec 10, Sally Michelle rated it really liked it. A very quick read that compares the Santa story to storytelling. It discusses why the teaching Santa as truth is more hurtful than beneficial, and how it is possible to play Santa while incorporating the whole family as anonymous gifters. Nicole Masters rated it really liked it Dec 09, Bethany rated it it was ok Nov 26, MMFaulkner rated it really liked it Jan 06, Kelly rated it liked it Jul 14, Arita Trahan , Norma Eckroate.
Every year, Santa presents a dilemma for parents who love the magic-but worry about not being honest. Drawing upon a child's innate and wondrous sense of play and imagination, she crafts a magical Santa they never outgrow. Santa is established as the hero of a favorite story and children are encouraged to "make-believe" along with everyone else who is already playing their own version of the Santa game.
Parents play Santa with their children, instead of just for them.