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Traveling On a Trip With Preschoolers

by on Feb.14, 2013, under Travel

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Kids who are not in class yet can offer a challenge to you if you are taking them on a road trip to another destination.

These are some things you can do to make the ride go more smoothly for all of you, so that you can reach your destination cheerfully.

1. Pack mini-kits of things worth doing before you get started on your trip. Each kit should contain supplies to do one activity. For example, one kit can have a coloring book and crayons. Other kits may contain a tiny game, colored paper and/or string for making masks. A kit should last for around an hour or so. This way you aren’t hustling for ideas about what to do – you have those things in place already.
2. Take enough nibbles. Kids love to break on trips. Again, the key here is preparation. Prepare snacks that aren’t messy, and that children can eat simply alone. Bring juice boxes or miniscule bottles of water that they can easily drink from. You could consider putting each snack in a bag so you can just pass a bag back to them instead of opening multiple boxes and moving things around while you’re in the car.
3. Bring a lot of CDs for the trip. Children love music, and they love music that’s “their” music. Bring faves along and sing as loudly as you can in the car. Rotate the CDs so you aren’t listening to the same song over and over; compromise with your kids about the order in which that you hear the CDs.
4. If you are not driving, read to your child. You are likely read to them at home, why not read everywhere else as well? Youngsters love being read to, and since you are actively engaged with them they’re less sure to want to wander about or start to do something you don’t want them to do.
5. Have patience. This may seem obvious, but many parents start out with the intention of being patient, but after roughly an hour they become frustrated. Think of the experience from the standpoint of your children. They are small, may be unable to see very well outside of the automobile, and have no concept of how long the trip will take. They are not as mature as you are , so they’re less patient about how long a trip can take.

It’s your job as the parent and using Gold Coast car rental to set the atmosphere for the trip, so make a concerted effort to take a big breath and keep things calm.

What you do will affect everybody else, so try your very best to present a calm, happy disposition. It will rub off. As you can tell, the key to all these tips is preparation.

It is crucial to use all of the tips laid out here to get yourself prepared to go on a trip with your children. If you follow these tips, you may feel more relaxed on the trip, and your children will stay occupied until you reach your destination.

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