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Summer Playcation


I always look forward to summertime. We don’t have the daily grind of school routines, and we can all just relax and be a family together. But, after about 2 weeks of vacation, the panic sets in of: “WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH MY KIDS?!” Then, after about a month has gone by, the silent cry begins: “I can’t wait for school to start! Who knew August was 60 days long!”

Okay, first of all let’s give ourselves a break about all the computers, video games, and T.V watching that some of our children do during school vacations. We live in a digital world, and a big part of summer fun is getting to relax and watch a movie in the daytime, play Wii Bowling with your neighbor, or dink around on the computer.

That said, here is something that will help get the kids outside, playing and interacting with something other than a cartoon character or video monster. Mattel came up with the idea of a Playcation. Whether it is joining your daughter outside for a tea party at “Buckingham Palace” or being the Robin to your son’s Batman. You can join them on a roller coaster of imagination, and also just watch as their thoughts take off and go places us “grown up’s” could never dream of!

If some activities require a little something extra, Mattel is offering new coupons to help parents everywhere celebrate free time and summer vacation. You can just print, shop, save and play.

Again, no guilt about the electronics, but whatever helps to get the kids out of the house and actively using their imagination. And, in the same respect, it can be really fun (for a limited time admittedly) to dive into a child’s frame of mind and just PLAY! So, check out Mattel’s Playcation and see if they can help you come up with some great ideas and even better memories.

Happy playing.

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mattel. All opinions are 100% mine.

THE AUTHOR

Felicity Huffman is the youngest of eight children. By the time she came along her mother had run out of family names (there are 2 Jessie’s, 3 Grace’s, 2 Jane’s, 3 Moore’s, and the list continues), so she was called “Flicka”. The name “Felicity” was added as an afterthought because you can’t go around life with a nickname ...

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