Travelling to new, different locations can be one of the best experiences you can give your children growing up because apart from learning about different cultures, people and geography, travelling also provides a great opportunity for families to bond and to create ever lasting memories. However, no matter how good your intentions are when planning such vacations many parents are apprehensive about travelling with younger children as they do not handle long travelling periods well which ultimately results in tantrums and tears. Thus, to avoid such unpleasantness the following article would explore several ways in which parents can occupy their children during the long travel period.
This is a great way to keep your children occupied as they would not feel the time pass when engrossed in their favourite movie. Furthermore, while one can opt to allow their child watch the movie through their telecommunication devices by connecting these devices to a Broadband internet connection those individuals who like to travel frequently can also choose to invest in a portable DVD player. However, if they purchase such a device they would also be required to purchase DVDs whilst streaming movies online would not need such an expense.
One can also make those long car journeys a family bonding moment by including the entire family in playing travel games such as the alphabet game, twenty questions, I spy or even the theme song game. Furthermore, one parent can get into the backseat with the child to play cards or even play with the toys that he/ she brought on the trip. However, when the child appears to be frustrated or bored by these games one can also utilize their data share plan to get them to play games online.
Read/ Listen to Novels
Giving the children books to read during the travel period can be both educational and way to spend the time. However, when embarking on road trips if your children get motion sickness when reading or if they are too young to read one can also opt to purchase a popular children’s audio book such as Harry Potter, Chronicles of Narnia or even Dr. Seuss for the younger children. Furthermore, instead of opting for beloved well- read classics one can also opt for a newer series as it would hold everyone’s interest during those long car rides.
By following the aforementioned tips and tricks one can ensure that their next trip is hassle free and that both the journey and the destination are enjoyable to the entire family.