The Zacharie Show is back!
A sleigh load of things have landed in the DadCAMP offices this season, one of them being a Furby Connect from Duracell and Hasbro.
Before I had a chance to explain to the boys why an early Christmas gift had landed under our tree, they had scurried off upstairs with it. A few minutes later, Charlie comes running down .. “Daddy, we need a screwdriver!”
Okay, then. I helped them unscrew the back of their Furby and installed some Duracell batteries, before they ran off upstairs again with their plush new pal.
One of the most important pre-Christmas parent hacks is to test out your kids’ toys. take them out of all the cumbersome packaging, and pre-load them with batteries. When you get that ZOMG, SQUEEE at a new gift, the last thing they want to do is wait 3 minutes while their parents undo all the straps, and scramble through the junk draw for the right batteries.
The next morning, I got a text from Zacharie (I put kids’ iTunes accounts on their iPads and now get random emoji filled texts all the time) including some videos he had made reviewing his Furby Connect.
Guys, this is the best thing about having tech savvy kids. They just pick up devices and create, their imaginations running wild the same way they do with pen and paper or LEGO except instead of coloured paper scraps everywhere, or LEGO to trip over in the middle of the might, these imaginative digital creations sit in folders on devices waiting to be discovered, or end up in your inbox.
I dropped Zacharie’s clips and edited up another edition of The Zacharie Show
I so love seeing all the little things in my kids’ minds come to life. Toys like Furby Connect help to power their imagination, and that’s why Duracell is donating to Children’s Miracle Network: to help power the imagination of kids stuck in the hospital, especially over the holidays.
This post is sponsored by Duracell