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The magic of childhood

Early childhood can be magic. As we learn about the world, the real can be fantastical and the fantastical can be real. Children universally love stories, dressing up, play acting and magic. Adults encourage a child's imagination by indulging in these worlds of fantasy and childhood tradition.

What family and cultural traditions will we pass on?

Fairy Night

Alexandra Eder

Alexandra describes the tradition in her family of all her cousins gathering with their grandmother to face the prospect of Black Pete's visit. She conveys the suspense and thrill of this event from a child's point of view.

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What are our most magic memories?

My Dreaming

Jade Colgan

Jade didn't listen to the stories of her older relatives when she was young. Now she regrets not listening.

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Who brings magic to our childhood?