Every since the tooth fairy came to visit Little Miss C for the first time she’s been somewhat obsessed with fairies and in particular the idea of them appearing whilst she’s asleep and leaving her notes to read when she wakes up. Opening Fairy Doors therefore seemed the perfect thing for her to kick off the school summer holidays with and she wasn’t disappointed.
The idea behind Opening Fairy Doors is that the set (there are three to choose from with different colours and different fairies) provides a miniature door, window, fence and mailbox and you can you can easily attach all these to your child’s bedroom wall to provide a way for their fairy to come into their room to visit whilst they’re asleep, and also a way for your child to leave notes for their fairy. The set also contains a sheet of wall stickers that you can then use to further decorate the fairy’s home.
We were sent Luna and her pink fairy door set to review and LMC squealed wth excitement when she saw it. I set about the job of attaching it her bedroom wall with the enclosed adhesive tabs. Now this isn’t too tricky to do, you just need to put the tabs on the back of the pieces and hold them against the wall for about 30 seconds until it’s stuck there. There is then a tab bit left sticking out that you can pull if you want to remove it from the wall in the future without damaging the paintwork. One small problem I had was that the door itself was actually quit tricky to get to stick. The back plate that you attach the sticky bits to has a slight curve and so you need to make sure that you place the adhesive tabs just right or you’ll end up as I did trying to attach it to thin air! Also, I feel that I need to mention that the tab bits that are left sticking out once the door etc are attached are really quite obvious looking. In her excitement about her new fairy LMC hardly seemed to notice them, but I was surprised that they were there after not seeing them in the promotional pictures on the box.
The set also comes with three tiny bits of writing paper and envelopes so that children can write letters to their fairy and leave them in the mailbox for them. Incredibly cute.
There’s also an “Official Fairy Friend Certification” that you can complete and present to your child, possibly if you’ve set up the Opening Fairy Door as a surprise for them. Also enclosed is a small jar of magic dust that can be sprinkled to add that bit of extra magic and sparkle.
Little Miss C absolutely loved the Opening Fairy Doors set and instantly her imagination went into overdrive acting out stories with Luna, taking her to explore the rest of our house and also writing her letters for her first night’s stay. Role play and imaginative play is such an important thing for children to do as part of their development and it’s great to see toys like this encouraging them in this way. There’s an exposed mini story book about your fairy and LMC used this as the starting point for many of her own stories that she’s been acting out with Luna over the last few days.
Disclaimer: We were sent an Opening Fairy Doors set for the purposes of this review. All opinions are my own.