Close Close
Mother and Baby

Are You This Imaginative With Your Kids?

We're all for a bit of creative play here at M&B. And these parents take it to a whole new level...

If the closest you get to creative play is putting on (albeit brilliant) character voices for storytime, it may be time to step it up a gear.

Blogger Refe Tuma and his wife have started an annual tradition for their kids: Dinovember. A whole month where they convince their children that their plastic dinosaurs come to life - and get up to mischief - while they're asleep.

The children have woken up to find the dinosaurs have managed to get into a box of cereal, cause havoc with loo roll in the bathroom or gone crazy with their Crayons.

The arty take on Dinovember

Some mornings, they even helped out with the washing up...

Dinovember gets underway in the kitchen...

The inspiration for the challenge? 'Because in the age of iPads and Netflix, we don’t want our kids to lose their sense of wonder and imagination,' writes Refe. 'In a time when the answers to all the world’s questions are a web-search away, we want our kids to experience a little mystery. All it takes some time and energy, creativity, and a few plastic dinosaurs.'

Take a look at some more antics the dinosaurs got up to on Refe Tuma's blog post. Or join in with the Kansas City based family's challenge at

How do you encourage your kids' imagination? Let us know below...


  • Related content by tag:
  • news
Related content:


No comments have been made yet.

Chinese Gender predictor
Chinese Gender Predictor

Is it a boy or a girl? Tell our tool the month you concieved and how old you are and find out! 

Nappy rash is painful for parents as well as for your baby
Nappy rash is painful for parents as well as for your baby

Read Dr Pixie's guide to learn how to deal with nappy rash

The Magic Sleepsuit
The secret to a quiet night’s sleep – The Magic Sleepsuit

If you’re little one is struggling to settle now they’ve outgrown the swaddling stage, this could be the answer to your sleep-deprived prayers!

Celebrating parenting's small wins
Celebrating parenting's small wins

As mums, we're constantly told to enjoy every moment; in reality, parenting can sometimes be challenging. That's where small wins come in...

Subscribe to Mother&Baby

Be the best mum you can be and let Mother & Baby guide you along the way. Each issue is jam packed with REAL advice from mums just like you. Subscribe today & get a free welcome gift!

Ovulation Calculator
Ovulation calculator
Trying for a baby? Work out when you're most fertile to increase your chances of getting pregnant with our easy-to-use ovulation calculator.
Pregnant woman
Due Date Calculator

When is your baby due? If you’re having trouble remembering dates and counting up the days on your fingers and toes, don’t worry – use our due date calculator.

Get M&B in your inbox!

Sign up to Mother&Baby today and get news and advice about your body and your baby straight to your inbox every week. 

Lemonade Money
It’s time to make sure your loved ones are protected

Every parent knows the importance of planning ahead; from the new school shoes, to your little one’s education, you want to fill their future with hopes and dreams. Yet are you one of the 80% of adults here in the UK that has no life cover?