Parenting coach Sue Atkins gives her brilliant ideas for keeping under-fives entertained on buses, trains and planes. Yes, there is a way to avoid a toddler meltdown on the no.49 and it involves stickers and some inventive games in your arsenal...
Does entertaining kids when travelling fill you with dread?
If you’re struggling for good ideas for how to keep your little ones entertained when travelling as a family, you are not alone & these 10 top tips will help.
These quick and simple tips are lots of fun & will help you all relax so you can enjoy getting out and about with your tots.
The secret to travelling with little ones is PLANNING! Toddlers often get restless when they experience long delays to their journey, so being prepared is half the battle. Pack a goody bag filled with activities to keep them occupied and busy and include things like play dough, a few blocks, some small board books, a little car or your toddler’s favourite teddy & the usual ‘must-haves’ of healthy snacks, water, books, colouring & a selection of toys.
Make sure you exhaust the more active activities before offering the more passive and addictive iPhone/iPad with nursery rhymes or videos.
Sue Atkin's top tips for keeping your little ones entertained on public transport:
fun and they will be practicing & learning their colours.
activities, free toy, colouring, etc - but remember to bring your own pens!
such as peekaboo with them.
Sue is working with Ella’s Kitchen to help parents feel more confident when taking their little ones out and about so their experience is enjoyable and they can explore the world around them. Find out more about Ella's Kitchen, here.
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