Saturday, 25 October 2014

Keeping Kids Busy on a Long Journey

All parents will know how important it is to keep the kids occupied and busy whilst on a long journey. We all dread hearing the words "are we there yet?" and "I'm bored".

Here are a few of my tips for long journeys...

  • Invest in a portable DVD player
  • Have children's CD's close to hand
  • Play games, good old eye spy will keep them guessing
  • Pack up little bags of foodie treats, both sweet and healthy snacks
  • Take regular stops to stretch everyone's legs and visit the toilets, the last thing you want to hear on a motorway is "quick I need a wee!"
  • For the older ones make sure their tablet/Kindle/Ipod/games console is fully charged the night before leaving
  • Giving them a box of loom bands will keep them busy
  • Make sure you have their little necessities to hand like dummies, nappies, wipes, drinks the last thing you need is to be searching through bags
  • Make it as relaxed and fun as possible, if you start to get stressed they soon pick up on it
  • Then there is always a quick game of bingo for the adults if they get bored!
Most of all remember that you are all going on holiday and that you are all going to have a great time, creating new, happy memories. Don't start off with a bad journey!

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