Each year, Refe Tuma and his wife celebrate Dinovember, a month-long time of whimsy and fun when they try to convince their kids that their dinosaur toys come to life at night.

Tuma has posted several particularly inspired photos from the dinosaurs' nocturnal adventures over on Medium. (Update: And on Facebook!) Each morning during November, his children wake up to see what kind of mischief the dino toys have gotten up to. The plastic critters do tend to make a mess in the kitchen:


So why do Tuma and his wife do it? He explains:

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.

Of course, he and his wife also get to spend a lot of time playing with dinosaur toys, which is really its own reward.


Welcome to Dinovember [Medium via MetaFilter]