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Bonding Time

There is something about watching my daughters play and interact that makes me smile.

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After the girls finish their evening routine they like to play together in their pajamas for a little while before going up to their bedrooms to sleep. One activity the girls enjoy is pretend play – they love Barbie and Mega Bloks – so when they got the Mega Bloks Barbie Luxe Camper I knew they would have fun putting it together and playing with it.

Our girls are 5 & 8 and they have very unique personalities.

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While observing the girls playing I noticed a few things:

  • Our 8 year old likes to follow the instruction book and give orders to her little sister.
  • Our 5 year old likes to help, but she also likes to stop building sometimes, just to “play” – Chelsea, the little play doll in the set needed to ride her scooter in between the building of the camper.
  • Both girls liked having mom and dad close, just to be a part of the fun – this did not surprise me since we often play games and do activities all together as a family.

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Bonding time is a special thing for both siblings and parent/child relationships. I think that as parents we sometimes think that bonding will just be a natural thing, but I believe it is something that also has to be learned.

We encourage our girls to work together, even when they do not agree on things. They may not always agree with each other, but it is neat to see how they are learning to accept their differences without yelling and screaming! It makes me smile to see them talk and problem solve together.

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Even parents can sometimes have trouble bonding with one child the same way that they bond with another child – I don’t think that is something that is talked about very much, but as parents, we need to work on the relationships we have with our kids, even if they have a different personality than what we have.

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Spending time together as a family is the best way to bond and make lasting memories!

 

More about the product:
Build ’n Play Luxe Camper

Barbie® and her little sister Chelsea® head out on a coast to coast, fun-filled road trip in the Mega Bloks Barbie® Build ’n Play Luxe Camper. Build and decorate the sparkling pink camper any way you want as Barbie® and Chelsea® visit all of their favorite attractions and hottest stores. Now it’s time to unwind and take a dip in the hot tub before setting up the picnic table for a tasty treat. Later, Barbie® builds a fire and lazes around on a lounge chair, while Chelsea® heads out for a quick scooter ride. Glamping has never been more relaxing!

This sparkling holiday cruiser opens up to reveal everything and let you enjoy the Camper on the inside, including bunk beds, make-up area and the front seats. Set out on the road with Barbie® and Chelsea® and make it a trip you’ll never forget!

Ideal for ages 4-10!

Features:

  • Buildable vacation camper with hot tub, scooter and picnic table
  • Luxe Camper Barbie® with interchangeable skirt, and for the first time Chelsea®
  • Highly detailed accessories like a fire pit, lounge chair, picnic table, flowers, make-up kit, bunk beds, and so much more!
  • Sparkling blocks to add a Barbie® flair to your designs
  • Combine with all of the Mega Bloks Barbie® sets to build a fabulous world of fashion, friends and fun!

You can connect with @MegaBloks on twitter.

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Comments

  1. Fabulous post Jody and your girls are always adorable! I always love to watch how toys can really bring out the best in children and problem solving is so important! My son is 6 and my daughter 4, so they also share the different approach to how they play with the same toys. My son is very analytical and wants it to be by the book. My daughter tries to help, but mostly just wants to play … *smile

  2. Your girls took that task of playing very serious!!! So cute! we love Mega Bloks too!

  3. That’s great they play so wonderfully together!!

  4. I totally agree with you. I enjoy watching my kids pretend play too. I’m blown away by how imaginative little kids can be.

  5. First of all your daughters are beautiful!!! I love how bloks have a line for girls! This is so cute!

  6. it is always amazing to watch how children react with one and another and how different each one is. I have two girls, age 13 and 10 and while they may seem far apart in age they are getting to the point where one will ask the other to do her hair, which I love. They are even sharing secrets. :)

  7. Lego is the one thing my kids can play and build together without tearing each other’s heads off. I need to encourage more of this working together type play instead of sitting side by side playing on electronics. :P

  8. Teresa Claire says:

    My parents bought me and my sister Barbie camping vans…I remember having so much fun playing with my older sister.

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