When I was little, I would’ve been super excited to get a call from one of the “Rugrats” (probably Chuckie) or Skeeter from “Doug,” as those were my favorite Nickelodeon characters.
Since this thing called the internet didn’t really exist, alas, my dreams never came true.
But with a little help from their parents, today’s kids can easily get a birthday call from Nick Jr. characters like Dora and the Bubble Guppies.
It’ll even include their name and age — and best of all, it’s totally free.
How to Get Your Child a Free Nick Jr. Call on Their Birthday
To get a free birthday call for your child, just follow these four steps:
1. Choose Your Character
Visit the Nick Jr. Birthday Club and select your child’s favorite character.
You can choose from Dora, PAW Patrol, Shimmer and Shine, Blaze, Bubble Guppies, Dora and Friends, Peter Rabbit or Wally.
2. Join the Club
It’s free; all you have to do is enter your name and contact information.
3. Personalize Your Call
Enter your child’s name, date of birth and gender.
If your child has an unusual name, they will receive a call personalized with their age — but probably not their name. (If you have time, you can request their name be added.)
In this step, you can also preview the call, which lasts about one minute and includes a few questions for your child to answer.
4. Schedule Your Call
Schedule your child’s birthday call for a specific time and date.
When it’s time, you’ll receive a text reminder, and after clicking a link, a call. Even after your phone rings, the automated message gives you 10 seconds to get your child to the phone.
You can register up to five children to receive birthday calls, and also download party planning tips and free birthday printables from the site.
Say hi to Dora for me!
Your Turn: Do you think your child would enjoy this freebie? Which character will you choose?
Susan Shain, senior writer for The Penny Hoarder, is always seeking adventure on a budget. Visit her blog at susanshain.com, or say hi on Twitter @susan_shain.