A little while ago I was contacted by LeapFrog with an invitation to contribute a quick tip for keeping toddlers (and older children) amused at half-term. My post appears on their Facebook page today.
But just in case you think it's based on some high falutin' parenting theory let me show you this - empirical proof, in the form of unequivocal video footage, that kids really do prefer the box to what's inside it. For some of the time, at least...
Ah, the joy of a good, big cardboard box. You can't beat it. It costs nothing.
But the fun is priceless.