Holiday season is upon us, with Thanksgiving just around the corner, and December festivities trailing right behind. For some, traveling with young children can send many mothers into
Here’s a handy little travel kit I highly recommend, and an absolute lifesaver on a recent 6-hour train journey I actually enjoyed with my son alone.
The 52 Travel Activity Kit is an absolute must have for anyone planning
a trip with young children. My son loves trains, so I decided it would
be fun for him to travel by train between Amsterdam and Berlin. My son
is a pretty good little traveler, but six hours is a long time even
for an adult.
Amongst the large bag of cars, stuffed animals, and books (all of which we read and played with), it was the activity book that he totally absorbed.
One of the activities was to write the alphabet, then look out the window (this worked wonderfully on the train) and find things that start with each letter of the alphabet. It did take some time, as my son is only four and needed assistance with finding words, but it was a great way to learn and pass time while admiring the scenery. Another activity, and one my son could do more, or less, on his own was to draw a “map”. He drew an ‘X’ that marked Amsterdam, and another ‘X’ further down the page that marked Berlin. Then he drew a line from one point to another and traced several trains (a stencil ruler with a train, plane, car and ship is supplied), tracking his journey.
I’m looking forward to playing with the tally sheet on the flight we’ll
be taking this Christmas. The tally sheet lists several columns
allowing for your child to count, for example, how many flight
attendants, food carts, headphones etc he sees in the plane.
The kit includes postcards, coloured markers, a stencil ruler, stickers, and the wonderful activity book filled with 52 creative ideas.
You can purchase it online at chroniclebooks.com or amazon.com