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Travel Tips With Children

Monday, October 21, 2013

Travelling with your little ones could pose a number of challenges. You ought to be prepared. Bringing along plenty of stuffs for the kids to do while travelling could save you many hours of woe.

Newborn to Two Years Old
Children within this age bracket frequently will sleep on long drives so their sleeping patterns will be disturbed. You must early for many breaks and rest stops to tend to your little kids, change diapers or give them time to run off some of their excess energy. Make sure to pack a favourite stuff.

Children 3 to 5
Making this age bracket occupied will need more ingenuity. Help your kid to pack a child-sized bag or box of activities. Make it something fun and thrilling with some pieces for them to lose. It's also a good idea to include some snacks like crackers or cupcakes for them to nibble on. Toys, books a couple of coloured pens and colour book all work well for this age group. Remember to bring their favourite stuffed toy and blanket.

Children Six to Nine Years Old
Travelling with children in this age group is most of the time more fun and less stressful. Games could be invented like "how many red vehicles do you see on the road." Count out of state license plates or SUV's or something clever. If the kid is able to read, pack a couple of his favourite books. Crayons or coloured pens and a colour book might also interest this age group. A lightweight blanket and perhaps a stuffed toy as well could help them to feel comfy.

Children 10 to 12 Years Old
Tweens can be finicky. These kids can be really choosy and fickle minded. So you should be patient. Bring their headphones and some music. Consider a DVD and a player with headphones and let them watch a movie or something. Books are also perfect for this age.

Children Thirteen to Fifteen
Often teenagers do not want to be seen with their parents. That makes it all the more interesting. The truth is, they truly love you and enjoy being your child, they just want to look "cool" to the other teens. Pack some dvd's, music and lots of extra headphones. You can encourage them to discuss the trip and the things they will see as well.

Children 16 to 18
At this stage, the newness of being a teen has been eradicated. If possible, allow them to drive or navigate at some point. Involve them in planning the route or the trip. Give them as much options as you possibly can and they will feel more grown ups and willing to be seen with you. Of course, if all else doesn't not help, dvd's, music and headphones are a good fall back for this age group as well.

Travelling with children can be adventurous if one looks at it that way. Remember that children are only young once and one day you will look back with fun memories about travels, even if this is the most stressful you have ever been on.

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