Summer Traveling With Kiddos… How Do You Survive?!
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It’s that time again….summer time means lots of sunshine filled days splashing in the water, running after the ice cream truck, walking around barefoot, smelling the scent of freshly cut grass. 🙂 It also means traveling by car and plane with the kiddos 🙁 for those wonderful summer vacations. My family is heading over to the West Coast by plane to visit my sisters and mom next week, and I am already starting to dread the plane ride. Although my kids are getting older (ages 3, 5, and 8), it is still stressful knowing you are going to be cooped up for 5 hours with no escape. I have received emails from other readers who are dreading this same sort of situation. Check out the email below from reader, Michelle:
Hi Collin! I need help in one particular area, travel. We are taking a trip to Hawaii in August and have a 6 hour long plane flight with 2 young ones. My daughter will be 4, and I have stuff planned for her (including those awesome interactive storybooks you posted a couple days ago 🙂 ) and my son will be 18 months. I worry about attempting to keep him busy for the few hours he will be awake on the plane. I wanted to know if you (or possibly the readers) had any advice for activities he could do. I have lots of “noisy toys” that would keep him busy, but I don’t think that other people on the plane would appreciate that ;).
So I am asking all of you moms and dads, grandmas and grandpas…What do you do to entertain your kiddos while traveling? Please share your best tips, tricks and suggestions for keeping your kids AND the passengers around you happy while traveling. Thanks and safe travels!
On a side note, here are a few affordable products that may be worth investing in before the big trip:
(As always, make sure to check the reviews. They are usually really helpful!)
* Crayola Color Wonder Travel Tote
* Lauri Toys Toddler Tote
* Sticker Fun! ‘At the Airport’ Reusable Sticker Tote
* Melissa & Doug Travel Memory Game
* Melissa & Doug Travel Bear Hunt
*Melissa & Doug Travel Hangman