This is product review by Adelina Priddis from Home Maid Simple. Product was provided from Hasbro free of charge.
‘Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la, la la la la. I find joy in giving gifts to others, as I think most of us do. So it’s important in my parenting to teach the kids how to feel that joy themselves when picking out gifts for others. Hasbro toys fit the bill for us this season. From toys for the youngest child to the oldest, we know there will be smiles Christmas morning when presents are unwrapped.
Everything starts in the home, so that is where our gift giving begins. When the kids were just babies we’d take them to the store with us to pick out presents for each other. Oftentimes we spend a good portion of the time redirecting the kids to look for what their siblings want, and not themselves. Until this year! The years of diligence seem to have finally paid off. Not only have I had to do very little in directing them to specific genres of toys, but they are teaching each other how to joyfully give.
Watching and helping each of them individually wrap presents has brightened my days beyond anything else this season. We turned on the My Little Pony: It’s a Pony Kind of Christmas to start the magic. While one kid wrapped, the other kids were sent to their bedrooms to clean or as they heard “play!”.
The best toys, that I am most excited about came from Hasbro. Little Prince chose Rarity’s Boutique. You could just feel the excitement flowing off him as he wrapped this for his sisters. I asked if he thought they would share it nicely, and he assures me they will. Luckily for them all, I know some other MLP toys have been added to the mix from the others.
For the Little Prince, Transformers has been all the rage this year. With a new movie from his oldest sister, a Transformers In Disguise was the perfect addition from Chloe. We thought it would be fun to fool him a bit with the Bumblebee Gift Tag. It’s also my hopeful way of thinking that if he thinks he knows what’s inside he will be able to wait until Christmas morning to open it up.
How do you teach your kids to give joyfully?