48: Schedule Downtime

The Christmas season can be very busy. It’s just as important to schedule downtime as anything else. Plan a picnic, a playdate, a park day, a spa day with your daughter, a movie date with your son, or maybe just a trip out to Starbucks for a hot chocolate together. Forget about your activities, parties, shopping, cooking, and whatever else. Spend some time with the kids in a very unstructured, but focused way. It’ll be great for all of you!

85: Playmobil Advent Calendars

Playmobil has several different calendars for younger kids in various themes. Instead of Mary, Joseph, and the baby Jesus, you can have Knights, Pirates, and Unicorns, oh my! The more Christmas-oriented themes are Christmas in the Park and Christmas in Forest.

The cornerstone of all Playmobil activities is the two and three quarter inch figure which can bend, sit, stand, turn its head and move its arms. The hands, which can grasp, rotate and carry accessories, are what make realistic play possible. The figures also have a smiley face that suits just about any play situation. All Playmobil men, women, children and animals are compatible will all other Playmobil vehicles, accessories and environments. The bright colors and rounded edges are appealing to children. And, the unique construction features locking-grid building pieces that allow children to quickly and easily change their play worlds by creating new buildings. With numerous themes to choose from in a variety of age-appropriate settings, Playmobil is dedicated to enriching the lives of children by encouraging them to use their imaginations.

Playmobil Advent Calendar Knights Duel
Playmobil Advent Calendar Christmas in Forest
Playmobil Advent Calendar Unicorn Paradise
Playmobil Advent Calendar Christmas in the Park
Playmobil Advent Calendar Pirates