The school holidays are nearly upon us, and with them comes the challenge of keeping the kids entertained without losing our minds or remortgaging the house. Of course we love getting out and about with our kids, but we can’t head to the movies, water park, mini golf or Easter Show every day. It’s exhausting and those family passes and show bags don’t come cheap. Luckily Big W have got you covered with some awesome deals on boredom-busting products that will keep the kids happy and entertained without leaving the house.
Enjoy a carpet picnic and cartoons on the Polaroid 55-inch UHD TV.
After a busy morning of activities, my kids love to chill out watching their favourite movie or cartoon series. We set up a ‘carpet picnic’ with pillows, popcorn and a fruit platter and they settle in for an hour or two of TV joy. Problem is, with one TV in the house I also end up watching Zootopia for the 85th time (damn you, Judy Hopps). These school holidays I’m getting organised and buying a new TV for the spare/mess room. The Polaroid 55-inch UHD telly is my pick of the bunch. It has four times the resolution of a full high definition TV and exceptional clarity with over 8 million pixels. That’s way more than my sleep-deprived brain can even compute. It’s also on sale for $549 at Big W, which saves you $150.
Watch and learn with the Samsung 10.1-inch tablet.
I fall more into the “technology is part of life” rather than the “my child only gets 5 minutes of screen time a week” camp. For us, it’s all about moderation, and you know, maintaining some semblance of sanity. When it comes to touchscreens, the Samsung Tablet 10.1-inch tablet is a great option and for $348 (a saving of $100), it’s great value. Load it with some of the incredible learning apps on offer and it’ll give your kids a fun and engaging way to brush up on their maths and reading skills before the next school term starts.