Christmas is a time for traditions and our latest PAL Award winner, Elf Magic, is a delightful tradition where Santa’s magic elves visit families during the Christmas season to be daytime buddies and engage in Elfcapades at night. Different from other elf programs, Elf Magic includes the Christmas story, and accessories for pretend and imaginative play during the day, encouraging conversation and description as their elf accompanies them through their activities. I loved seeing how “Mack” elf fit right into a three-year-old’s family, and quickly became his best friend.

I thought how fun this little elf and his elfits would be in a speech therapy session, including him or her (they come in boy an girl elves as well as different hair and skin colors) providing another friend for conversation, explanations, turn taking and descriptions in daily lessons. Note that the 10″ dolls also come as Hanukkah Helpers to include in the fun. Here is my full review:

The minute Elf Magic’s red-headed Mack magically arrived at our tester’s house, he and three-year-old Liam became inseparable–except at bedtime of course, when a dusting of Magic North Pole Snowflakes brought him to life to embark on his Elfcapades.  Mom reported on Liam’s fascination with Mack, including him in all his activities, “He looks for him every morning and talks about him all day!” When I visited, Liam reported all the places that Mack has appeared–on the ceiling fan, the vacuum and the Christmas wreath. “He wants him all the time,” taking Mack on errands and even outside to help Dad make a manger. When I saw Mack dressed in his Peppermint Pajamas lying on the coffee table with a button on his shirt, Mom explained that the nursery school  suggested they reward Liam for good listening for which he had earned a button. Liam asked for two buttons and pinned one on Mack!  Little ones catch on very fast to the tradition starting with feeding the elf crackers and ice water, “Mommy, I need to get Mack crackers and I need some too!” Different from other Elf programs, Elf Magic’s Elves are designed to be daytime buddies and separate for their night time Elfcapades. These beautifully made Elves arrive in a Santa sack with a poem touching on the true meaning of Christmas. Sent from Santa, the Elves spark imagination and pretend play as kids generate stories in the spirit of the surprise and magic of their North Pole friends. I love how these little Elves lead children into story-telling and narrating their day, starting with a Good Morning conversation!

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