There is so much waiting (for the plane to take-off/land, for the stoplight to turn to green, for the car to get filled up with gas, etc.)…and so much sitting still.
If you are under three feet tall, waiting and sitting still are two things that are not on your list of favorite things to do.
As a parent, I think it is wise to extend a lot of grace to small children when traveling…and to be very, VERY prepared with food, activities, and break stops.
One idea is to purchase a TravelKiddy for your trip. Invented by a mom of four, the activity kits are packed with fun toys, crafts, and games to keep kids entertained.
We took the BASIC TravelKiddy for ages 3-6 on a recent road trip and our 3-year-old kept asking for the “green bag.” You can refer to the website for the kit’s entire contents, but her favorite things inside included the stickers, the measuring tape, the toy animals, and the hand sanitizer wipes (go figure…who knew germ-killing could be so much fun?).
I think the kits would be best-suited for air travel since some of the contents work better with a tray or flat surface, but it was great in the car too.
Available in four different age categories (toddler, ages 3-6, ages 6-9, and ages 8-adult), the kits retail for between $21.95-$44.95.
WIN IT! One winner will receive a TravelKiddy in his/her choice of age category. To enter, leave any topic-related comment on this post prior to Monday, February 1st at 11:59 p.m. (Don’t forget to follow the rules…all generic comments like “Enter me!,” “Love it,” and “Cool stuff!” will be disqualified.).
* I received a product sample for review purposes.
*UPDATE* The winner is #30 liz m. Congratulations!