Send Your Kids off to Camp with a Brighter Smile!Friday, June 17, 2011
Yesterday afternoon, while at the park with some friends who just moved on to our street, we realized there are only nine days of school left. Yes, that's it! This means it's almost time for my daughter to attend her first summer camp. She'll be away during the morning only for one week in July and full days for one week in August. My husband wanted to sign her up for more but that's about as long as I can handle. And thankfully, she won't be spending the nights away. In fact, the day camp is so close, I can walk her there. I can't imagine what it would be like sending her off to a sleep-away camp. It would be hard to let go of the reigns and trust that she would wash behind her ears, brush her teeth twice a day and eat her veggies.
ARM & HAMMER® has taken out some of the worry by making brushing teeth fun! With the new ARM & HAMMER® Spinbrush® My Way!® for boys and girls, kids can have fun personalizing their own brush with fun designs and letter stickers. Adding a little sparkle or a fire engine red race car to any kids brush helps it become more of a fun to-do and less of a dull chore – and will ensure brushes won’t get mixed up with other campers!My kids love the ARM & HAMMER® My Way! ® battery-powered toothbrush for girls and boys. This customizable battery-powered toothbrush not only promotes brushing by making it fun, it helps to remove plaque while massaging the gum. The smaller brush head is suited for smaller mouths and is easy for little hands to operate. My favourite feature is the ability to customize the Spinbrush handle with a large variety of stickers that are included in each pack. And what kid doesn't love stickers, right? As a French teacher, I also appreciate that the Sprinbrush À Moi also includes accents. C'est très utile pour ceux dont leur nom contient des accents comme, par exemple, Émilie.
Spinbrush® My Way!® battery-powered toothbrush features (Includes 6 sheets of stickers for decorating fun)
- For the girls, stickers cover fun themes including animals, girl power symbols and letters to spell out names.
- For boys, the stickers cover all the stuff a boy might love from wild animals to fast cars, futuristic characters, skateboards and sports.
- Designed for kids from 3 to 8 years of age (children under 3 can use under adult supervision)
Simple to operate in three easy steps:
- Press and hold to turn on or press and slide up for continuous action
- Brush like normal
- Rinse toothbrush head thoroughly after each use and shake off well
Available at drugstores and mass retailers across Canada (MSRP $7.99).
Arm & Hammer has provided a check list to help you pack for camp.
KIDS CAMP PACKING LIST
- Swimwear and sleepwear
- Comfortable, loose clothing
- Extra changes of very warm clothes and very cool clothes
- Rain gear
- Sunscreen (or any other UV protection)
- Insect repellent
- Summer hat with a wide brim
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Soap and shampoo
- Sturdy footwear that can handle rugged terrain
- Several towels
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- Refillable water bottle
This contest is now closed. Scroll down to the end of this post to see who won.
One of my Canadian readers will get to send their child to camp with an ARM & HAMMER dental prize pack which includes:
- one ARM & HAMMER® My Way!® girls battery-powered toothbrush
- one ARM & HAMMER® My Way! ® boys battery-powered toothbrush
- two ARM & HAMMER® Extra Whitening plus stain protection toothpaste
- a reusable water bottle
- bug spray
- camp bag
For your first entry, simply share your experience with sending your kids off to a summer sleep-away camp or even a sleepover at a friend's. How do you ensure your child will continue good brushing habits when you're not there? Leave a comment on this post with a way to contact you if you win.
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Contest ends June 30, 2011 at 10 pm EST. Open to residents of Canada only. Winner will be selected using Random.org and must reply to the notification email within 48 hours or a new winner will be drawn.
Disclosure: I was offered a chance to give away an ARM & HAMMER prize pack to one of my Canadian readers. This post is a reflection of my own personal thoughts and opinions. The Kids Camp Packing List and prize pack photo are courtesy of Arm & Hammer.