The Best CDs and DVDs for Entertaining Your Kids
Spring break is on its way and every parent across the nation is asking themselves how they will keep their children occupied and out of their hair for a whole week. Its not that they don't want to spend time with them, it's just that a week of bored kids is nothing short of horrifying. With the high tech world that we live in, there are many ways that we can keep them occupied CDs and DVDs that will give us all a stress free spring break.
One of the best ways to keep a child occupied is to give them a stack of videos and a television. You don't have to be rich to do this however. There are always video rental stores, libraries and of course friends to borrow movies from to build up a great March Break video collection. Does making them sit in front of the TV make you feel like a bad mother? Don't let it! It's not like you do this all the time and its March Break. They need to have a break from life and laze about in front of the television for a little bit too!
If you are still feeling guilty, try and find some educational things to let them watch. The library is a great place to look for National Geographic and Animal Planet videos that tell all about different animals and how they live. Another good series to look for is How Its Made. This series is pretty self explanatory but I'll explain it anyways. It is simply a series of videos that show how different things are made; anything from baseballs to sleeping bags, from pretzels to televisions. It's a great educational show for kids but it has the added bonus of being interesting enough for adults too, so you can join them for a little quality rest and relaxation time.
Want them to mingle with their friends and have a great time? Throw them a slumber party where they all get to move their sleeping bags onto the living room floor and watch great movies while enjoying snacks of homemade popcorn and chocolate chip cookies. You'll be mom of the year if you pull this one off.
Another great way to keep kids entertained during the March Break is with music. Let them pick out some new CDs to listen to around the house. You will have a great time music shopping with them! Take them to one of those stores that have the listening booths and let them sample all different kinds of music and see which ones they like best. Grab some compilation CDs of all your favorite sing along songs and have a show in your living room complete with wacky outfits and spoon "microphones". You may as well make it a March break that they will never forget.
With not going to school, therefore not having a set schedule, sometimes its hard to get kids to go to bed during breaks. Why not make a CD for your child with soft music and lullabies's or maybe get them several CDs with books on them. Let your child go to sleep to the story of Winnie the Pooh for the younger ones or The Hobbit for the older ones. Stories on tape are not just good to keep them quiet in bed either. You can let them listen to stories all day long if you like.
There are many ways to keep your children entertained with CDs and DVDs this March Break. Have a relaxing and entertaining break with your children!