I enjoy being creative!In the hum-drum that every day life can become, laundry, dishes, making beds, picking up toys, etc, having a bit of time for me to be creative makes me so happy. I'm a better mom, a better wife, and am more happy with myself as a person when I have that time. With that being said, it's obviously a big part of my life and one reason why I love to blog so much. I desperately want my kids to enjoy being creative as much as I do.
One of my favorite things to hear my kids say, while I'm
While we draw and color and imagine up a storm around here, I don't often sit down with my kids and explore their creativity very much. (I talk to them about what they've drawn, but I don't generally take a walk through their creative processes.) Today, I had the opportunity to sit down with my 5 year-old son, Max and do just that. Instead of creating something for him to wear, or something for him to play with, I was able to help him create something himself, in conjunction with an upcoming contest.
They come equipped with an LCD screen for customizable animations that prods your child's imagination and allows a stimulating 2-in-1 play experience. There are 7 of these unique dinosaurs in the series, and they retail starting at $15.99...whether you've got a dinosaur-lover or a truck-lover these dinos are perfect (and like I said, my 3 year-old little girl is enthralled with them, too!).
After playing with a couple of these Switch & Go Dinos, I asked Max if he'd like to create his own Switch & Go Dino with me. In essence, he was going to make the prototype for their newest toy. He was so excited, and I was so excited to see what he came up with!
Here's his "flow map" as he called it, of the Euoplocephalus which transforms into a Wrecking Ball Crane.
Here's the video of his explanation: (he's cute, I know!)
So, back to this contest I mentioned earlier!VTech is challenging kids to transform their imagination with the Show and Tell with Switch & Go Contest. All you have to do is to upload a 15-30 second video of your child's home-made Dino creation (just like Max's video above) to the VTech Facebook page. They can do this in a number of ways)
o 1. Draw: They can use markers, crayons, paint or pen to sketch your creation on paper
o 2. Build: They can use foil, paper, cardboard, or any non-branded household items to build your Dino
o 3. Customize: They can update their own VTech Switch & Go Dino with accessories and fun props to give them a new image!Show VTech what your child's Switch & Go would look like, and Tell them what makes your Dino large and in charge. You can have your child tell a story about their Dino, name it, or share its roaring sound effects. Here are the details on the contest...and of course what you could WIN!:
· From October 8 through October 19 cast your vote for the coolest, most creative and fiercest video…
· One grand-prize winner will get a kids lifetime supply of educational toys from VTech. And your video will air on a VTech commercial on Nickelodeon, which you can watch at your very own viewing party with your friends and family. And Vtech will also transform your living room into the ultimate Dino den.
Fun, right?!? I seriously had so much fun with Max, watching him create his own Dino, and it really didn't take much time. Your child will love not only creating with you, but also spending that time alone with you will be their favorite part!
Create something together, and upload your video!
You might be the big winner! Click here to enter!
For other bloggers' reviews and to see more examples of videos, please visit the VTech brand page on BlogHer.com.