The Christmas season is in full swing. The trees are being put up and the sense of creeping dread about what presents to buy has set in! Its a real dilemma trying to decide what to buy the children, this year its exacerbated for us as even the three year old has most things he wants. Children seem to have so much nowadays.
There is such a huge array of toys and video games to choose from that you can feel paralysed by abundance of choice. At the same time, many parents feel nostalgic for their own, simpler childhoods.
Enid Blyton is, for a lot of people, a staple of their own childhoods. I’m really conscious that these books had a reality positive influence on my formative years and the Enid Blyton estate want to make sure that the legacy of Far Away Tree and the Famous Five carries on down generations. Their message of friendship, family and adventure is a timeless value that we all want our children to carry on.
The Enid Blyton estate has commissioned a survey to mark the launch of Enid Blyton’s Christmas Stories, The Famous Five Annual and The Magic Faraway Tree 75th Anniversary Edition. It found that children, on average, stopped believing in Father Christmas two years earlier than their parents did. The average age for children to stop believing is now six years old, whilst for their parents, it was eight years old. I find that really shocking!
However the good news is that almost half of the children surveyed in the UK aged 7-11, still believe in Father Christmas thanks to the fact that 90% of adults are going to great lengths to keep children believing in this special time.
The latest Enid Blyton annual is out now, its the latest in a long line since 1957. To celebrate the continuing popularity of Enid Blyton’s stories, the Enid Blyton estate is kindly offering readers of Being a Mummy a festive bundle of her classics as a competition prize.
In order to win this bundle all you need to do is comment on this blog post telling me what your favourite Enid Blyton story is and why? Does it remind you of Christmas or a special moment in your life? Did you simply enjoy the story?
The terms and conditions are the same as usual and you’ll find them here