Whimsy is an organization that values the wonder and awe of childhood. Through hands-on and developmentally appropriate experiences, Whimsy is dedicated to honoring the importance of play, exploration, and collaboration. We offer book clubs, private events, and recreation for children ages 4–15 in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Lead by a mother and educator, Whimsy incorporates literature and the arts to inspire and enliven spirits.
Amy Dahms is a mother of two daughters and lives in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. The founder of Whimsy is also a third grade teacher in Hunterdon County with a passion for art and literature. She has over 18 years of public elementary school experience, a Master’s Degree in Education, and an undergraduate degree in English literature.
“Growing up in a family full of artists, I was immersed in an environment that valued and encouraged creativity. I was taught to appreciate the architecture of our quaint little town, to notice the beautiful swirls of color in a rain puddle, to use found objects to create something whimsical. I also learned early on that the creative process is meant to be shared. Not only was my father a freelance graphic designer, but he also opened up his basement studio to provide art lessons to kids in the community. Likewise, my mother was a talented seamstress, cook, and avid reader who shared her talents with others. Just as I was inspired to see the beauty and wonder in my surroundings and work collaboratively with other dreamers and thinkers, my goal is to also foster the creative vision in young people.”