With electronics continually taking over the lives of both children and adults alike, these devices become so individually consuming, often creating a detachment between a parent and child. Yet, it is during childhood that the strongest of bonds are formed.

So, why not make a little effort to go back in time and bond over the simpler things in life? Here are 4 fun alternatives to try.

1. Make Believe with Battery Operated Toys
A child’s limitless imagination is often one of their best assets. Cultivate it and you’ll find just how much joy it can bring. Try spending a little time together playing make-believe with all sorts of fun yet simple toys. Fix up the tracks for a toy train and pretend you are travelling to different places. Listen to where your child’s imagination takes you; it could be a faraway, wonderful land. 🙂

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2. A Scrapbook of Polaroid Memories
While digital cameras are a lot of fun, there’s just nothing quite like watching a snap come instantly to life. Whether it’s playing a little game of dress up or snapping away at a birthday party, these treasured memories are bound to last you a lifetime. In fact, you don’t even need a special occasion; any moment is a perfect polaroid moment.

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3. Indoor Camping
An alternative to camping outdoors, indoor camping can be fun and cosy too. It’s also incredibly economical and easy to do. Just set up a living room tent, or make a fort with some pillows and a blanket. At night, switch off all the lights and huddle together while sharing stories over the illumination of nothing but a simple incandescent flashlight. You can even add in some hot chocolate and marshmallows to create a more atmospheric scene.

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4. Dance Party!
This is one of our absolute favourites and it can be done any time, anywhere! Just whip out a portable radio (yes, these things still exist) and put on your child’s favourite tunes, even it is jumping around to nursery rhymes it is a great way to have a laugh and break a sweat. Anywhere can be your dance floor – in your living room, at an outdoor picnic, or even at the beach. It’s perfect for bonding with children of any age. Plus, it’s a great way for you to relieve stress as well.

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Sometimes, you’ll be surprised to find out what your children will actually remember best. Take the time to make every day an adventure; even with the most basic of means, all you need is just a little prep to ensure all your necessaries are fully powered.

Eneloop rechargeable batteries can be recharged up to 2,100 times. That’s a lot of money and batteries saved. Furthermore, using rechargeable batteries is great to teach your children that caring for the environment is a shared responsibility and we can each make a difference in small little ways. Make the switch to eneloop today!

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