Give Your Kids a 'Brain Break' with Yo-kai Watch -- & a Giveaway!! | The Momma Diaries

Monday, March 28, 2016

Give Your Kids a 'Brain Break' with Yo-kai Watch -- & a Giveaway!!

This post was sponsored by Nintendo as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.

It's hard for me to believe that Lincoln only has about two months left until he finishes Kindergarten. Where has this year gone? I can only imagine his school years will continue to pass by much more quickly than I'd like. Lincoln is one of the oldest kids in his class. Giving him the extra year in preschool was  the best decision I could have made for him. He has a late November birthday, and with his speech delay, I thought it was in his best interest. Now as this year is almost over, I am really happy I decided to give him that extra year. He is confident, he's a hard worker, and he loves school. Lincoln is thriving, and I couldn't be more proud.

Lincoln has a fantastic teacher. This is her first year having her own classroom -- which I think is great because she's super motivated to work with these kids. Lincoln absolutely adores her. She has implemented many things in their classroom that Lincoln likes to utilize at home. I think one of his favorites is the 'brain break.' What is a brain break? Pretty much exactly what it sounds like! When you need to give your brain a rest, you go off to do something else!

At home Lincoln's favorite 'brain break' activity is hands-down video games. Sure they require thinking and your brain is absolutely working -- but they're something he thoroughly enjoys. Right now, one of his favorite games is Yo-kai Watch, available on the Nintendo 3DS.

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Yo-kai Watch originated in Japan, and is now available in the United States. It is made exclusively for the portable Nintendo 2DS, 3DS, and even the new 3DSXL gaming system. The object of the game is to find and befriend mischievous Yo-kai.  You then turn them into a team to battle other Yo-kaiSo, what exactly is a "Yo-kai?" Have you ever forgotten your keys, or found yourself running late? Maybe a Yo-kai is to blame! Lincoln told me that the game reminds him of a treasure hunt. He especially enjoys battling the other Yo-kai!

We spent Easter weekend at my parents house in Rhode Island. It's a long 2 1/2 hour car drive. Lincoln didn't mind one bit. He enjoyed his ride finding some Yo-kai!
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Lincoln is a beginning reader. I really appreciate that this video game tells a story. And even though he's taking a "brain break," its focus on exploration keeps those wheels turning.

Yo-kai Watch is available online, and wherever video games are sold (retail price $39.99). You can also stay updated with all things Yo-kai by following Nintendo on Facebook and Twitter.
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Now here's the part you've been waiting for...lucky for you, Nintendo would like to give one of my readers their very own Yo-kai Watch game! To enter, simply use the Rafflecopter form below, and follow the directions. 
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Contest entrants are only eligible to win once per sweepstake, per household as a part of a campaign sponsored by Influence Central and must reside in the United States.

Good luck, everyone!!

36 comments:

  1. They love the video games. I think that's what you mean. After they do their homework and things they get two days a week they can be on electronics for an hour.

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  2. I take a brain break by baking some yummy treats and playing outside with my son. My son would love this game. He got a 3DS last year and loves playing different games on it.

    Kristin Goodson
    lilgoodson21@yahoo.com

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  3. My little guy usually reads to take a brain break!

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  4. Would watch cartoons to take a break from concentrating and thinking. I'd love to give to my son

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  5. my favorite way to give them a brain break is to head outside and walk the dog and go to the park! i would give this to my son, Troy!

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  6. My kid favorite way to take a brain break is drawing. I would give the Yo-kai Watch game to my kid.

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  7. My son loves his 3DS, and uses it as his brain break as soon as he gets home from school. Pokemon Shuffle is his favorite game right now. It's free, and since it's a puzzle game, he's actually still using his brain while he plays! :) He played the demo of Yo-kai Watch, and loved it so much he's been saving up his allowance to buy it. I'd love to surprise him with it!

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  8. My grand kids favorite way to take a brain break when they are with Granny is outside in nature- all hands on deck in the garden!

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  9. My nephew plays outside to take a brain break. :)

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  10. My nephew loves to run around and do all kinds of active things, especially with football and basketball. After that he chills out with a snack and drink and it really is a nice brain break for him! I would definitely give this prize to him because he deserves a little treat!

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  11. Playing with bubbles or making villages in Minecraft! I would give it to my little sister since she is older.

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  12. I would give it to my grandson that lives with me part time due to shared custody. He loves to watch movies or play with his Legos for a "brain break".

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  13. I would give this to my nephew! They love to take a break by exploring outside, digging for rocks.

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  14. My son goes outdoors for a brain break. nathankyle1707@yahoo.com

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  15. My grandsons love to watch TV or play a video game to relax. And I know both my grandsons, Bentley & Demetrio would love this so I'd give it to them to try out.

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  16. I would give it to my younger daughter. They go outside and play in the pool.

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  17. My daughter takes a brain break by playing leap pad. I would give this to my daughter if I won.

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  18. Lately my kiddos really love taking breaks by going outside to hang out with our chickens. Even my husband does it- I guess just seeing animals do their thing relaxes everyone.

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  19. I would give it to my step-daughter. She loves to play puzzle type games on her 3DS and loves to jump on the trampoline.

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  20. My daughter takes breaks with her 3DS. Oh yeah and playing with her pets. I would give this to er. Thanks!!!
    pjames330 at aol dot com

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  21. My daughter likes to play on her wii u to take a brain break! I would give this game to my two daughters. My oldest daughter told me about this and how much she wanted this game and the actual watch! She would be super excited if I won!

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  22. I like to take the kids outside for brain breaks. We go for walks and hikes. We just need time to unwind and unplug and then reconnect.

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  23. My son likes to play games on the computer or play his 3DS.

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  24. my son takes a brain break by coloring or listening to music, I would give this to my oldest son for his birthday.

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  25. I would definitely give this to my daughter. Honestly, our favorite way to take a brain break is to watch a movie together, jump on the trampoline together, or play the 3ds or wii together.

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  26. I don't have any kids.I would love this for my oldest niece

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  27. Our kids usually take a "brain break" by painting, coloring or drawing & sometimes exercising! I would give the Yo-kai Watch game to our son who would really enjoy it!

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  28. I follow you on Instagram as Angelasnoozy, which is different than my username on the giveaway form, but there is no box to leave my username for Instagram.

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  29. My son's favorite 'brain break' is riding his bike. I would give the game to my son.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  30. My son would love this game...and he loves to take a 'brain break' with his 3DS. When he's not playing video games, he also likes doing karate at our local dojo!

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  31. I would give this to my son. He takes a brain break by going outside and playing soccer and football in the backyard. He's usually out there for a couple of hours after school everyday.
    Erika W.

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  32. My kids love taking a brain break by playing video games. My 9 year old son would especially enjoy playing this game.

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  33. Running or skating around outside- my nephew for sure

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