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#1 Deb

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 08:30 PM

I read an article in January's volume of EYE and followed this link selling fairy doors so I bought one!

www.createdbykaty.com

Mine has been posted to me this afternoon! I think this will be a wonderful provocation for the children - imagine who could be behind the magical looking door!
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Posted 03 January 2012 - 09:13 PM

In my spare(!!!!) time I collect vintage dolls houses and I have taken one of them into preschool as a provocation for storytelling. I leave some items of furniture inside and some items to start the story off for example some miniature birthday cards or a broken teapot or a pair of little wellies and a dog lead. The fun we have with what has happened?, who was there? etc

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 06:13 AM

The fairy door is absolutely wonderful! Never mind the nursery, I WANT ONE :o

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 08:06 AM

although not of the same quality Something different wholesalers also do fairy doors.....maybe not as pretty but for those on a tight budget!

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 08:49 AM

they look lovely , i shall put my carpentry skills back into play and make my own , great idea and let one other member of staff paint it or let the children do it ,thanks for the idea
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 10:19 AM

The fairy door is absolutely wonderful! Never mind the nursery, I WANT ONE :o



I wanted it if truth be told - I might let the children play with it eventually!

I did briefly consider making one myself, but I'm not terribly creative (apart from in my mind), though I could easily spend my spare time making one rather than the SEF, or appraisals etc etc :lol:

We enjoyed a couple of provocations before Christmas which totally engaged the children, and it's so easy to forget this sort of thing with everything else we feel we have to do (we had some particularly challenging behaviour to contend with which is now showing the fruits of our labour), so I determined to make sure we have provocations much more regularly and the fairy door charmed me so I'm off to a good start!

Now where's that postman!
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 04:58 PM

Thought you maybe interested in this...Australian site but has an inspiration section on how to use fairydoors. You have to wait for it to download. The drop down menu on inspriations there are 10 starting ideas. Fairy doors

Theres a pottery in the dales that makes doors for the garden.

We live near Cottingley so we believe :o

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 08:21 PM

Biccy,

The link doesn't seem to work. Also tried googling www.littlefairydoors.com which doesn't get you there. Have you any other suggestions to get there?

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 08:38 PM

Ahh, thanks for the link Biccy, some great ideas, think I'm going to need some tiny fairy writing paper! The only problem is that now I need a fairy door for indoors too! I wonder if we have a parent who could make one....


This has just reminded me that we have CD entitled something like Fairy Garden with some lovely instrumental music on it...I feel a plan coming on!


Can't wait to leave a trail of bricks leading to a castle!
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 09:34 PM

the fairy doors are very similar to those you get from dolls house shops...like the one here..
http://www.dollshous...a...&ref=search
if you want to try a diy version :o

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 10:12 PM

They are gorgeous!! Have just ordered one for my 6 year old daughter who regularly leaves letters out for the fairies. Can't wait for it to arrive!!




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