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.

furby connect

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.

For every pack of Duracell batteries sold at Walmart in December 2016, Duracell will donate to Children’s Miracle Network. The goal this year is to raise $150 000. Kids helping kids, guys. I love it.

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.

zacharie text

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.

Here’s to hoping there are more where that came from in the new year!

This post is sponsored by Duracell

Duracell believes in powering the imagination of sick children by helping to ensure kids can still be kids, and enjoy the magic of the season even in the midst of illness.

For the 10th year in a row Duracell will be donating a year supply of batteries to hospital playrooms across the country to power smiles this holiday season and beyond.

In addition to their annual battery donation to children’s hospitals across the country, Duracell has also made it super easy for Canadians everywhere to get involved. All you have to do is purchase a pack of Duracell batteries at Walmart starting now until the end of December, 2016 and they will donate to Children’s Miracle Network. It’s really that simple.

To find out more on how you too can support Children’s Miracle Network hospitals to power imagination of kids throughout the holidays visit Duracell.com/cmn

Duracell makes the magic of the Holidays last longer. Duracell helps get more fun and more playtime out of Hasbro Toys for the holidays.

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