These don’t have to be fancy, technological toys either. Quiet, easy-to-clean new toys such as stickers, books, foam blocks, mini board games and finger puppets are some examples of things that can help keep your child busy during traveling time. Tailor toys to the interest of your children but make sure they are new toys they have never played with before and use them one at a time to keep your children distracted.
Get Children Excited and Involved
A vacation sounds like heaven to you, but going away from home can be scary for some children. It’s important to calm your children’s fears and get them excited about going on vacation. A few weeks before your vacation, tell your children that you are going on vacation. Show them on a map of where you are going and discuss how you are going to get there. Then have them help you plan activities for the vacation. For example, say you plan to go to the beach one day. Don’t just stop at that. Ask them what activities they want to do at the beach. Swim? Build sandcastles? Find seashells? Then, when beach day arrives, you can relax with a good book on your lounger while the kids stay busy doing the things they helped plan.
By Yahna Awazu
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