Ah March break is just around the corner for us, some of you may already be enjoying the time off. Breaks always help us unwind, put aside the day to day, rest our bodies and our minds. In just a couple of more weeks my kids will have no school or real routine for a little over a week (including weekends) and neither will I. Despite not having to get up at 6:30 AM to rush the older ones off to school, March break is definitely made for the kids.
Us grownups are only here to take care of them and make sure they have an amazing week off, right? As much as we would all love to be that perfect super parent every single day, we need to take it easy and allow the kids to be kids. Electronic devices are nice to have but what can they do that doesn’t include having to charge up? Think Duracell.
- Entertain with battery powered toys. Younger kids don’t always have access to the latest technology like their older siblings or parents may have, reintroduce the love of battery operated toys.
- Create a memory book without using your smartphone. The Fujifilm Instax camera (available at Walmart) is a great option to allow your kids big and little to take some great shots without taking over your smartphone (and filling up your camera roll!).
- Print out fun. The internet is a vast library of ideas; why not print out some fun colouring and activity pages for your little ones!
- Travelling and want to keep the little ones quiet? Battery operated portable music players for kids preloaded with their favourite tunes can keep those back seat meltdowns at bay.
We can’t trust that our kids won’t flip out once or twice despite our best efforts over March Break, but we can trust Duracell to power our kids favourite toys and games to help make us make it through with less #MarchBreakMeltdowns.
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