Philips know lighting plays a vital role in creating spaces that feed their creativity hence they are all about encouraging kids’ imaginations through Imaginative Lighting.
The Philips and Disney Imaginative Lighting range is a simple, magical way to bring their environment and imagination alive. The range includes products that inspire them in their bedrooms whether playing, sleeping, or reading. Recently, Mr K received the Spider-Man’s reading light to go along with his Avengers Mural bedroom which helps create a magical atmosphere in his bedroom! He was so exhilarated by it!
Now Philips are inviting parents and their children to create #MyDen using the simplest tools like blankets, cardboard boxes, pillows, chairs, torches etc. You could video it, take a photo or even draw a den and post it via Twitter or Philips Facebook using the hashtag #MyDen to enter the competition. Read the terms and conditions here: http://philips.to/1olsVqR. There are a lot of fantastic prizes up for grabs!
This is us building a den! Both my children are particularly adept at building dens now and the mess that is par for the course. They’ve built a spaceship den, a hideout den, a ship den and a bedroom den. The tools are quite simple as we are using pl-ug den building tools to help us along. Read our review here.
They were both happily playing in their den eating cupcakes and hugging their soft pal Mike (from Monster Inc). Mike is a small and soft LED light to light up the bedroom and is not hot to touch! You can cuddle him or tilt him around to switch the light on/off. Charging is easy done simply by placing Mike onto the docking station and pressing the button.
Building a den is a great activity for them to be creative and learning construction skills. And most important is that they are having a lot of fun!
On Tuesday 30 September at 11:00, we had joined in #MyDens Hangout with BritMums and a few bloggers who shared their insight, experiences and tips, alongside lighting designer Tim Meaker, who provided den building tips and also showing you how you can make your children’s bedroom more inspiring using light and simple techniques.
The G+ hangout is sponsored by Philips Lighting and highlights their Philips and Disney Imaginative Lighting range, that children can use in their rooms…or dens. The Disney-themed lights were designed to inspire your little heroes’ creativity, projecting a world of light around them, lighting up their dens and play spaces.
Philips looked at the important role a kid’s room plays in their development and creativity and the study of 6000 mums & dads across six countries reveals:
- Most important thing is ‘magical element’ in room say more than a fifth
- 58% redecorate kid’s room more than any other in house
- Over a fifth say kids want own room above gadgets or games
- 1 in 5 say lighting has positive impact on quality of child’s room
- 87% of children use bedroom for work and learning
Ever wondered what a kid’s monster looks like? Philips polled real kids, here’s what they said:
Most monsters have four limbs, and two feet, but feet aren’t always attached to limbs. The average monster has three eyes. 82% of monsters have horns. Most monsters have scales, feathers or are bald.
Disclosure: We have received the sample SoftPal Mike for the purposes of writing this blog post, however, all thoughts and opinions remain our own.