Dinovember is a hilarious practical joke with a heart of gold

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Each November, Refe Tuma and his wife have a special tradition for their daughters called Dinovember. They stage toy dinosaurs in funny positions and scenarios around the house to convince their kids that the toys come to life each night.

“Why do we do this? Because in the age of iPads and Netflix, we don’t want our kids to lose their sense of wonder and imagination. 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 is some time and energy, creativity, and a few plastic dinosaurs. Childhood is fleeting, so let’s make sure it’s fun while it lasts,” explains Refe.

The couple has staged some pretty hilarious dinosaur scenes for their daughters, including some messy dinos who got into the pantry, dinosaurs who broke Mom’s favorite vase, and some artistic dinos who decorated the wall with their artwork. How do you keep your child’s imagination thriving during a time when we have access to almost everything at our fingertips?

Herald Sun, 11/14/13

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