Welcome! Are you ready to make dreams come true?​

We’re dedicated to teaching kids how to dream and how to turn those dreams into reality using our formula: Dream it! Map it! Play it! And, to do that, we use traditional pencil-and-paper games and evidence-based activities that teach important concepts, and put them into action right away — because we all know that kids learn by doing — playing!

Have you ever asked yourself…

“What good is school?” Or: “Why bother going to work every day?” or “Why do anything?” Well, here is the answer: So you can live the life of your dreams! And, we’re here to help you create that dream and discover the passion that makes life worth living. When you tap into this passion, suddenly things like school, work and exercise aren’t chores anymore, but the tools to making dreams a reality and building an amazing life. So get ready — with our website and new book as your guide, not even the sky is the limit.

You are born with creative superpowers. You can be or do or have anything. And all you need to make it happen is — Dream it! Map it! Play it!

Our Motto

How to turn dreams into reality

Step 1 Dream it! Symbolized by the dream cap, thinking hat.

Step 1:
Dream it!

Everything begins with a dream. Take the first step in creating a new reality — dream big! If you could do anything, what would you do? This first step is to find a dream that you are passionate about, something that you would walk to the ends of the earth to accomplish.

Step 2 Map it! Symbolized by the paper hat made from a treasure map.

Step 2:
Map it!

Once you choose a dream and commit to making it happen, now it is time to begin planning your journey. What steps do you need to take to reach your destination? What supplies will you need to bring with you? When will you begin? What will you do in case of bad weather? First, declare your commitment to the world. The more people you inspire, the merrier.

Step 3 Play it! Symbolized by the Jester Hat

Step 3:
Play it!

Once you have mapped (planned) your dream, you just have to do it. Sounds easy, right? The only thing separating you from your dream is participation — taking steps of action, trying and modifying, overcoming physical and emotional obstacles, and remembering to savor the accomplishments every step of the way.

We wrote a book all about
Step 1: Dream it!

Step 1 Dream it! Symbolized by the dream cap, thinking hat.

We wrote a whole book just about this first, most important and most challenging step called Dream It! It is a workbook full of brainteasers, games and activities to teach kids how to dream, set goals and turn their passion into steps of action. We break the dream process into even smaller steps and walk you through it step by step.

Evidence-Based Results

Tested in a 1-year university study.*

22% improvement in children's optimistic thinking. (A big improvement!)
22%
90% of kids looked forward to Dream It! Playbook sessions.​
90%
97% of kids recommended the Dream It! Playbook.​
95%
100% of kids reported thinking about their goals more often
100%

The Dream It Playbook is proven statistically significantly to improve optimistic thinking, grit (perseverance), hope and a growth mindset. * More about this study.

Optimistic Thinking

Grit

Hope

Growth Mindset

Dream It!

A playbook to spark your awesomeness!

By Scott Stoll, Sara E. Williams PhD and YOU! Published by Magination Press
Dream It! is an 80-page, full-color workbook — or as we like to call it, a Playbook — to teach kids how to dream, set goals and think optimistically. The Playbook is chock full of evidence-based activities, games, and brainstorming questions to help kids (and adults) open the door to a life full of possibilities! With this Playbook as your guide, not even the sky’s the limit.

How to use this website

  1. Learn how to turn dreams into reality using our 3-step formula.
    • First, learn how to dream. (Get the step-by-step process with our new book — Dream it!)
    • Second, learn how to map it! (Plan your dream. We’re working on the sequel now!)
    • Third, learn how to play it! (Do your dream and overcome obstacles.)
    • Learn the whole process with our new Dream Workshop.
  2. Get inspiration and take action.
  3. Join our community to help each other along the way.

Our latest news

Dream It! makes its debut in the Magination Press booth at the NYC Book Expo 2018
News

News

Fall Update: Highlights of all our news, works-in-progress and hints about what’s coming soon.

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Our latest articles

Make your own dreamcatchers. Five examples using arts and crafts materials: paper plates, yarn, paint, feathers, beads, stickers, markers.
Activities

How to make a dreamcatcher

A fun arts & crafts project for schools, families and friends. Follow the steps to create your own dreamcatcher to capture your dream before it gets away.

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Boarding Pass for NASA's Mars 2020 mission with the planet Mars in the background
Backyard Adventures

Send your name to Mars

Join Scott on his mission to Mars. Well… really it is just his name etched in silicon that will be going on NASA’s 2020 Mars Rover, but anyone can join.

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Our latest stories

About 500 children standing the shape of a bicycle as soon from the top of the gym roof.
Stories

Falling Uphill: The Secret of Life

This is the true story about a man who bicycles around the world questing for the secret of life. His journey is full of many wonders, but he eventually returns home discouraged—only then does he discover the secret in the last place left to look.

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Mama Bunny gives Fluffy a very important letter to mail.
Stories

Fluffy Bunny

Read the original, award-winning story by our co-author, Sara, that she wrote when she was in the 4th grade. Reprinted here with an alternative ending and new illustrations by Scott.

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