~I received a Turbo Fast Fun Goal Kit & Turbo Blu-ray Combo for review. Opinions and stories are my own.~
One of the hottest Blu-ray movies for the Holiday Season is Turbo! It even made it on the Blu-ray Associations list of Top Picks! Released on November 12th, it’s a wonderful animated feature about a garden snail named Theo whose only dream is to be a racer. Outcasted by his family and friends for being different, Theo gets into a bit of trouble with a supercharged dragster and by a freak accident becomes turbo charged by nitrous.
The film isn’t about how fast the little snail can go, though my son thinks it is the coolest thing ever. It’s about a little snail dreaming to become more and imagining the impossible to be possible. Theo the little garden snail knew in his heart he was meant for great things and he never gave up. To never stop trying and to always give it your best shot is a message we always strive to give our children.
However, as my son loves race cars more than anything, he loves Turbo because he is superfast. So I was really excited to have the chance to have some Turbo Fast Fun with the boys. We received Turbo Goal Charts with timers and fun Turbo magnets for the Fridge. The charts are set up where you can time your kids doing the chores and then mark the time down for the day. This was great because it also meant Mommy could time them and they actually would do their chores or tasks! I gave them a little incentive by making prizes for whoever completed the race by the end of the week. I couldn’t really put a teen and a tot up against each other in a speed competition and besides, everyone in my house is always a winner!
You can print out the fun Turbo Timetable below to have chore races too!
Other ideas are to simply put a sticker on each spot when they complete a task within a period of time. I know my boys like to take FOREVER doing a single task, so if I give them 15 min to pick up all the toys then they get a sticker if it’s done within that time frame. A full week of stickers could count towards going out for ice-cream or a finger foods night!
You can also have your kids write down their goals in a notebook and go back to check on it every so often to see how far they’ve come. Sharing goals and successes really helps kids visualize that they can do anything if they put their minds to it.
I think it’s cute that Judah has these Turbo Eyes that glow so he can race around and be just like Turbo. He’s waiting for his friend to come over with her Turbo eyes and race with him! He even has these little Turbo snails that you can get with the Limited Edition Turbo Blu-ray Combo + Toy, but if you haven’t gotten the boxset yet, you can always make your own little 3D snails!
Whether making chores a little bit more exciting or giving playtime a little turbo charge, you can always teach your children the lesson that little Theo the garden snail finally learned for himself – don’t give up.
Also, don’t drive without a license. 🙂
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