By Jim Silver
So, you’ve purchased the perfect toys and presents for your family; It’s now time to open them up and have some fun. Here are a few tips for making the whole process easier and more enjoyable:
- Buy all batteries in advance. I can’t tell you the number of parents who still forget the batteries and deal with the frenzy of finding a store to buy them once they realize their error.
- If it takes batteries, then you need a small screwdriver to open the battery casing. Have the proper screwdriver ready! Have a scissor ready to help get the toys out of a package. Most people think companies are trying to torture the public with the secure toy packaging, however, the truth is they are making sure the product doesn’t get damaged during its long trip before it makes it to your home.
- If you have a younger child who lacks patience, it’s often better to put a toy together, put it back in the box, and then wrap the present. This is all dependent on your children, how long assembly will be, and if your child likes to be part of the “assembly line”.
Just these few simple steps can make the holidays with kids much smoother and more enjoyable.