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Dress Up is Fun and Educational!

My little girls love to dress up and I believe it only right to nurture their creative little minds.  Only the other day my girls were playing and one was pretending to be Cinderella and the other the evil step mother.  You could hear the step mother ordering poor little Cinderella about and it was rather amusing I must admit.  But on the other side this can also be educational.  Not only can it help inspire children to read it can also help teach them team work when playing with others, help their social and emotional development such as teaching them empathy by helping them understand how the character they are playing may feel, they may face practical problem solving and even negotiation skills.

In toddlers creative play can help with fine (putting clothing on, dressing dolls) and gross motor skills (running, dancing, pushing).

My youngest daughter loves Princesses.  She enjoys dressing up as Elsa and putting on her make-up and jewellery.  Here she is posing in her gorgeous new Disney Frozen Fever Elsa dress from Tickled Pink Fancy Dress.  Doesn’t she look lovely!  She was so excited about her new dress when it arrived that she wanted to wear it to bed.  The dress looked great on her and on further inspection has been well made without any extra strings hanging anywhere and good stitching to ensure that it will last a fair amount of time which is handy as out of both my girls this one is the most likely to damage her outfit.  We loved the colour and all the glitter and she felt like a beautiful Princess wearing this dress.

DSC02445My daughters love to dress up as scary characters too.  My eldest loves vampires and witches especially as she is old enough to read some great books about these sorts of creatures.  With her dark hair and pale complexion she doesn’t need much except a little red make-up to finish the look in this super Girls Gothic Vampiress dress again from Tickled Pink.  My little vampiress is looking forward to Halloween this year now she has this amazing dress although she will probably wear it quite a few times before then knowing her.

DSC02409Tickled Pink Fancy Dress have a lovely range of fancy dress items for children and adults which is handy for those themed Birthday parties and of course Halloween.

The generous guys at Tickled Pink Fancy Dress thought that you might all like to try your luck at winning a voucher to spend over on their site.  Naturally I agreed, see how much I look after you all (it’s the mother in me).

So without further ado here is your chance to win a £30 voucher to spend at Tickled Pink Fancy Dress.

Entry is super easy just have a quick read of this and see:

    http://melaniesfabfinds.co.uk/competitions/how-to-enter-rafflecopter-competitions/

    Not all of the entry options are compulsory but the more you do the more entries you will gain.

   Look out for the daily entry options for extra entries.

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    (Please do not cheat, anyone caught doing so will be disqualified)

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This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. Perfect for learning and expressive play love all their costumes

    1. They have some great costumes on the site Margaret.

  2. Aww they look awesome what some fun and funky looking costumes for kids 🙂 x

  3. I love their costumes, so fab! What a great comp x

    1. They are great costumes, my girls love them.

  4. Lots of lovely costumes

    1. Perfect for children I think.

  5. My little girl loves dressing up

  6. Ooh I love this sort of thing and it’s something I’ll really be encouraging with Lily. Your girls look wonderful, I hope they had a fab time dressing up! X

  7. A great giveaway. The outfits look fantastic 🙂

    1. They look great don’t they.

  8. I love the look of these costumes and i know my children would love them.

  9. Perfect for us – we love getting dressed up x

    1. These are great outfits, the girls love wearing them.

  10. Lovely. Looking forward to choosing something for my kids. Thank you very much

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    1. Thanks so much for commenting and letting my readers know. Hope your little one loved the costume.

      1. Yes they both love dressing up, but going to have wait until Halloween to get most fun from their new costumes. Thank you again for running the giveaway

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