How is everyone doing? How’s homeschooling going? I’ll be honest, with us it’s been a struggle. While getting some work done, I also like finding creative ways for my kids to learn and Hasbro has gifted us productive ideas to get innovative in the form of exercise, imagination play and to work on our spelling and reading.
“In an effort to provide a constant resource for families during the global health pandemic, Hasbro has announced that they will be launching #BringHomeTheFun, a global initiative providing parents and caregivers resources to help keep kids occupied, calm, and engaged during extended time at home and indoors. Hasbro has been helping kids and families play together for more than 80 years, and we know that now more than ever households are looking for ways to foster quality family connection and reduce the reliance on screens.“
With the twins in Grade 1, they are learning to read and write and Junior Scrabble has been a great addition to our play and learning time. It’s one of my favourite word games and seeing my daughters learn and actually play the game well has been great to watch. They are almost ready for the other side of the board which is more advanced. What is great about Scrabble is kids are learning meaningful words, it kills boredom. I can’t count how many times I’ve heard, I’m bored! But most importantly it teaches vocabulary, improved creativity, develops concentration, confidence and strategy. I’ve seen this even in my son as we’ve been playing Scrabble Deluxe. Getting him engaged while teaching him and upping his vocabulary has been great.
For those rainy days or even art days can we call agree that Play-Doh is a great way to get the creative juices flowing and the stress release when we squish the Play-Doh, right?! We’ve had great fun with the Play-Doh Animal Crew Cluck a Dee Feather Fun Chicken(see my Instastory) and PlayDoh Kitchen Creations Drizzy Ice Cream set.
In the words of Maria Montessori. ” Play is the work of a child” and what are the benefits of playing with Play-Doh? When you have a twin, you learn co-operation(ha!), you have a creative play, imagination play, it builds strength in the hands and it brings out a slow, old school way of play and laughter and fun when they see their creations. I absolutely love it!
Now it’s time for a little exercise! Get the kids out for a walk around the ‘hood with their FurReal pet or better yet get them moving inside too! The Walk Alots are so cute, right? What’s more fun than walking a pet? Walking lots of them of course as the Walkalots pets feature a connectible system that lets kids walk one pet or their favourite pack. My daughters got a puppy and unicorn and they get so much attention when we’re out getting our daily dose of fresh air and exercise. The neighbourhood kids all want one.
Whether families are looking for activity challenges to keep kids busy, ways to use games and toys to stimulate their brains, or ideas for helping kids cope with emotional stress and more, BringHomeTheFun.com is a one-stop resource that is here to help. You can find Parenting Solutions, watch fun videos, discover ways to help your community through #SavewithStories, learn fun things to do and more. I hope you’ll head over to their site. Hasbro, thank you for gifting us such great products!
I’d love to give some away to my valuable readers here on the blog. I am excited to announce that we will be giving away a Junior Scrabble and a Deluxe Scrabble and FurReal WalkAlot that Hasbro will surprise you with one Play-Doh Drizzy Ice Cream set! Let’s bring a little sunshine to a lucky family. Giveaway is Canadian only, excluding Quebec. 18+yrs to enter and please read Rules & Regulations. All entries are checked. Giveaway ends Jane.5/202- 12am CST.
Disclosure: This post is in partnership with Hasbro and all opinions are always my own.
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