One of the things I dreaded the most about traveling was trying to keep two toddlers entertained during all those “in between” times. You know, the time in between leaving the house and getting to your destination. Or the time in between arriving at a restaurant and actually getting your food. And lets not forget those dreaded hours spent in the hotel room with my head in between two pillows while my kids are driving me crazy with their antics. And then, one day, a the angel from the post office dropped a cardboard box full of magic on my doorstep. What was in the box you ask? My Busy Kits!!!!!!
My Busy Kits were developed by a mom who chose items to spark a child’s curiosity and keep their interest for a long time. Each kit include toys and activities from four main categories: color and draw, play and pretend, create and construct, and discovery. The kits are small and light weight but pack endless hours of entertainment into a container the size of a lunchbox. There is everything in those incredible little kits from washable markers to a magnifying glass to princess finger puppets to tiny knight action figures.
My kids LOVE them. They REFUSE to go on trips without their kits now. They cry when we have to put them back up in my closet at the end of our trip. We have a trip to Arizona planned for this weekend and you better believe I will NOT be leaving the house without those busy kits! Suddenly, my kids entertain themselves in the hotel room. No more hoping and praying for a decent cartoon to pop up on the limited hotel channels at seven at night. I can actually relax!!!! On vacation!!! What a concept.
In addition to My Busy Kit, Lorraine has also developed an iPhone app called My Little Suitcase. I couldn’t review this particular item because I don’t have a fancy phone but from the description on their website, it sounds like something my kids would have a blast with. It is geared towards children 2-6 so if you have children in that age range, check it out here.
Now for the giveaway!!!!! Lorraine at My Busy Kit has been generous enough to offer me one airport style busy kit to give away to one of my readers! I am so excited. I really think your kids are going to LOVE them. To enter all you have to do is leave me a comment. If you tweet or post about my giveaway, let me know in the comments section (and tag @doubleadventure in your tweet) and I will give you another entry. You can also gain another entry by leaving a comment on my Facebook page (click here) telling me where your kids will use their busy kits first.This contest ends April 1st at 5PM PST.
If you don’t win the giveaway, you can still feel like a winner with the 20% discount that Lorraine has generously offered my readers Just enter the words “doubleadventure” at checkout. I really feel like every family with little who ever leaves their house should have one of these kits. They would make fabulous gifts to put in their Easter baskets. Hint. Hint.
Ready, set, win!!!!
Disclosure: I was sent three My Busy Kits to review but was not required to express any particular opinion in my review. Actually, I was the one who asked Lorraine if I could review her products because I thought they looked like something perfect for both my children and my readers!