Some love it, others would rather give it a miss. We are talking about carnival. With children it is easier; they love to dress up and assume a different role and bring their ideas about it to life. And since role play is so important for children, they have quite specific ideas about their costumes. If the timid girl then turns into a bold fairy and the introverted boy into a lion-hearted knight, this does not just stimulate their imagination and creativity, but also boosts their social skills and their self-confidence.