Keep your kids entertained during the summer school holidays with BT TV Kids | Sponsored

Keeping your littles ones entertained for the entire school holidays is an almost impossible feat. Long slow days, rainy days, and mardy children can make it a challenge to keep them from moaning for a good portion of the day.

It is estimated that some parents are spending £460 on keeping their children entertained in the summer holidays! Luckily for you I have teamed up with BT TV Kids as they are giving us parents a much needed helping hand over the summer holidays, by offering a free ‘Summer of Fun’ BT TV bumper activity book to everyone, which you can download for free by clicking here.

The free printable activity book was created to keep your active kids inspired and entertained with a range of fun activities to do at home and out and about over the holidays, based on the kids shows available on BT TV.

I can honestly say that the activity book is one of the best I have seen. It is packed with activities like spot the difference, creating bunting, paint by numbers, mazes, colouring, masks for fancy dress and a road race game. Not only that, but each of the activities are branded with characters from some of the most well-known shows around: Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom, PAW Patrol, Mickey and The Roadstar Racers, Nella the Princess Knight, SpongeBob SquarePants and The Lion Guard.

I urge you to download it, most children will love getting involved with arts and crafts as it is an outlet for them to be creative and have some fun as well as bond with you. Getting crafty is not only fun, but it is so good for the development skills, helping them enhance their bilateral coordination, fine motor coordination, self-regulation and self-esteem.

BT TV Kids offers an incredible mix of nine channels including Disney, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network. BT TV customers can access these channels and the following by adding on the BT TV Kids bolt on priced just £4: Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, Nick Toons, Boomerang, Cartoon Network and Cartoonito.

Upgrade and your family can watch the latest episodes of their favourite shows from Shimmer and Shine, PAW Patrol to Peppa Pig and enjoy over 2,000 episodes of kids entertainment on demand in the BT Player.

Like most parents I rely on the TV some days to help relax and amuse my two boys. One way I plan on keeping them engaged in the coming weeks is by letting them explore and play with the things they see and hear on their favourite programs. So should they see Blaze rocking a guitar, we can go learn about how they work on YouTube or find a guitar and have a little play!

I also found that using episodes of your little ones’ favourite programmes can help with potty training. Which is something we plan on doing this holiday with Charlie as he keeps asking to go for a wee like his big brother. We used the TV to help us potty train Ted and I am now going to look to do it with Charlie: three times a day we will have him sit on the potty, nappy free watching his best loved TV shows. During this time there is a good chance that he will go for a wee. We found that by letting him sit and wee whilst watching TV gets them used to the feeling of going to the toilet and introducing the routine into his life – fingers crossed it will help again!

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoy the free downloadable activity pack and it goes someway to help you keep your children happy and out of trouble.

If you haven’t yet followed BT UK on Facebook I highly recommend you do, they are running lots of kids competitions over the holidays and would love for you to share your little ones creations:

This post was a sponsored post written in conjunction with BT TV, the views expressed are my own.

Yorkshire Dad

Part-time daddy and lifestyle blogger. Father of 2 boys under 2. Golfer, scare-fan, tea-lover, traveller, squash and poker player. I write on the @HuffPostUK

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