Here’s my truth- as a parent- it feels at moments that I may very well be swallowed whole by all the laundry that awaits me , which continues to mound on my son’s bed or the never ending dust bunnies that cover every last nook and cranny of my house which scream to be cleaned. And in the face of all this housework-nourishing my kids’ bodies and minds through quality time often takes a backseat. Yes I am a BAD MOTHER. Yet my seven year-old son can spend countless hours regale me with his stories- he can wax poetically about monsters, vampires, bald lions, evil forces and well the list goes on. More than anything he loves to sit curled up and have my rapt attention( he even tells me I’m not allowed to hold my black berry while in the midst of his storytelling).
Then there’s TOYS and getting on the floor and building. And it’s in those moments that we have our most intimate conversations- and he asks me those questions that I can never seem to find just the right answers to like; Mommy what happens when we die?!”Mostly I’ve found quality time, and the ability to nourish my kids, comes in many different forms and can be had during almost any experience. What our kids ultimately want most from us-simply put- is just us and our time.
So when I was asked if my son would be interested in reviewing the Monsuno line of toys based off the action-adventure animated television series, “Monsuno” airing on Thursdays at 5:30pm PST/8:30pm EST on Nicktoons I knew any opportunity to get on the floor with him and play- with figures from a REAL TV SHOW- well for him it’s the ultimate in imaginative play!
What is MONSUNO?! Millions of years ago, “Monsuno,” a living DNA, hitched a ride to Earth in a concentrated asteroid pocket.
When it landed on Earth, the impact drove the dinosaurs into extinction. The “Monsuno” DNA lay dormant until a scientist named Jeredy Suno activated it, sending a rippling wave of movement back into action.
By doing so, Jeredy may have reignited the end of the world but he also created its salvation, the “Monsuno” monsters. Now, it’s up to his son Chase to learn the secrets of “Monsuno” and help save the world from impending destruction.
Bottom line: The Monsuno game play encourages social interaction and evolves with each child’s skill level, layering on more intricate ways to play as children master their Monsuno skills. The Monsuno figures and cores bring to life key elements and storylines from the show, connecting the animated series to real-life play–which as a parent is ultimately the dream– getting kids to take time off screen to kick their imaginative play skills inot high gear.
And the toys.. they get a BIG thumbs up from my guy-who is inviting his camera shy friends over as I type this to join in on the MONSUNO fun!!