What if you could apply the concept of the Elf on the Shelf all year long? One teacher developed the Wishing Pixies to help kids practice positive behavior, even when Santa isn’t in the picture.

The Wishing Pixies are designed to be a parenting tool to help families create and reinforce positive and healthy behaviors for their kids. Through the pixie doll parents can assign tasks for kids to complete and be rewarded with pixie dust. Working in conjunction with an app, kids can interact with the pixie, which is really controlled by parents.

Just like the Elf on the Shelf, the Wishing Pixies are always close by, watching over. The idea was born when one mom who pretended to be the tooth fairy with her child, started writing notes back and forth and learned a great deal.

The pixies, which are geared towards kids ages two to 10, come in two versions: Cailin, a girl, and Gasur, a boy. The dolls are priced at $39.95 and the accompanying app, which is available on iOS and Android devices, is free.

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—Shahrzad Warkentin

All photos: Courtesy of Wishing Pixies

 

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