Mr 7 is never quite sitting still. Even when he is sitting, he’s moving. It’s something that I struggle with when reading a book to him each night. I’ve learned that I need to let him fidget when we read, because that is how he listens better.
The current obsession for Mr 7 is gaming Youtube videos. He loves Stampy Cat, Dan TDM, Ethan Gamer TV and a few others I can’t remember the name of. He’s got more games than you can poke a virtual reality stick at but he prefers to watch videos of others playing them, go figure!
Now, any parent who has experience with Youtube videos by Gamers for kids knows how damn annoying they are. If you haven’t had experience with them…just think of a video game being narrated by Peppa Pig and that comes close to it. So, I have set rules that headphones need to be used.
We’ve gone through a few pairs of headphones over the last 12 months because Mr 7 isn’t the most careful when he pulls out the cords, which leads to the cord breaking. He also seems to forget he’s got them on when he gets up, which leads to the devices smashing on the ground.
So when I was given the chance to try out the Laser Wireless Bluetooth Foldable Headphones I was excited to see if they would make a difference in our house! The headphones comes with a builtin rechargeable battery that lasts up to 4 hours. They can be recharged with a mini usb cable which means no expensive, weird cables to replace.
To start off with Mr 7 struggled a little with unfolding the headphones and putting them on himself but once he got the hang of it he was fine. The sound was amazing for a pair of headphones whose cost is in the lower end of the market. The right headphone has a keypad on the outside of it, which enables you to skip songs, turn the device on and off, and alter the volume. The headphones can also be used to answer phone calls with the on/off button also doubling as a button to answer calls. They also have a built in microphone!Mr 7 loved that the wireless headphones allowed him to walk around the house while listening to his music and not have to worry about tripping over cords. He also said that he liked the soft padding on the earphones as they didn’t dig in his ears when he was laying down.
Overall, the Laser Wireless Bluetooth Foldable Headphones have been a massive hit in our house and so I am giving one lucky reader the chance to score a pair of their own! All you have to do is answer a simple question:
What is your favourite song to dance to?
Entries close 6pm 8th of November 2016. The competition is open to Australian residents only.
Terms and Conditions:
- Entries open 6pm 24th of October 2016 and close 6pm 8th of November 2016.
- One (1) winner will win one (1) set of Laser Wireless Bluetooth Foldable Headphones.
- The winner is determined by an impartial judge and all decisions are final.
- The winner will be contacted via email so please ensure you leave a working email address.
My inner nerd always appears when I hear YMCA by The Village People.
These look so practical. My 7yo has just gotten into storytelling podcasts after we have banned screens in our house during the week. No tv or iPad gives her more time to play, but she still needs some chill time and music &stories are great for that
Love Generation is one of my favourite songs to dance to. Which has a slightly embarrassing back story – I used to work for a “Personal development” company that ran motivational seminars and they would play music for everyone to get up and dance to – and Love Generation was one of those song – and as someone assisting I had to get up on stage and do the most basic moves to it for people to follow along (Like, step to one side and clap, step to the other and clap… ) but we’d get SO into it. And it was so much fun getting 100+ people to get up and dance. Everyone starts off really awkward and then by the end of the day they’re all just as pumped as we are. So, yeah, if I’m feeling flat I put on that song and it puts me right back into those moments. And I still do the same wanky dance to it. Every time.
Wild thing by Lou Reed. Although I tend to deny that it makes me dance like a wild thing, my family suggests otherwise. Regardless, it’s the song that makes my heart sing…it makes everything…
I’m going to be cheesy and admit to dancing queen! Seriously anything by ABBA always has me dancing ☺
We’re big fans of Pharrell Williams “Happy” because we like to clap along (and dance along) and we value being Happy in our home because we haven’t always been. I often read your stuff and think we are living parallel lives ?
We love Pharrell Williams Happy – because it always makes us happy and want to get our groove on. That and we’ve had ppl try to take our happiness so we celebrate survival and happiness every chance we get. My Mr 8 and your Mr 7 are pretty similar little dudes I think!!!
Pink’s Just Like Fire! It’s fun, passionate and uplifting, and when I sing it, it makes me feel good.
Crazy in Love combines the best dance rhythms from all decades. Heat of 60’s motown, grit of 70’s funk and disco and jiggle of 80’s go-go , the flow of 90’s rap , always gets me up and grooving.
Yikes, hope I can squeeze in here! But we love Disney’s Frozen “Let it go” – it works in so many ways e.g. when you get angry… let it go (as well as a whole bunch of other scenarios).
When our daughter is throwing a tantrum – we can sing it out loud and reinforce the positive behaviour.