Friday, April 26, 2013

4 Great Travel Distractions!

Summer is almost upon us and with it, for many families, will come the quintessential family getaway; the road trip!  While hitting the road can be a budget-friendly way to take a family trip, it can also be a lot of "togetherness" depending on the duration of your journey.  If your ears are still ringing from last year's choruses of "are we there yet?" from the backseat, you may want to consider bringing along some of these fantastic travel distractions; they'll doubtless buy you at least a few moments of gleeful giggles and precious silence!

1. Magnetic Curious George - Give your child (over age 3) the chance to create his or her own fun adventures with Curious George and the man with the yellow hat with this ingenious travel magnetic set featuring scenes, characters and accessories!

2. Play Visions Lego Cinch Buckets - Legos are a favorite for many children (over age 3); now they can be easily transported in this fantastic little storage container. Perfect for everything from road trips to visiting friends or even grandma!

3. Spot It! - Beloved by children as young as 5 (though recommended for those 7 and up), this fun, fast moving card game challenges kids to match symbols between cards (and they even have a road-trip friendly version, Spot It: On the Road!)!

4. And finally, our favorite travel apps for kids:
iStoryBooks (Android App): These books offer pictures, text, and audio that will keep your child entertained for hours at a clip!
Mad Libs (Apple):  As entertaining and easy to use as the original paper version where ad libbed nouns and verbs are used in a story to produce hilarious results (LOL Libs is its Android equivalent).

Safe and happy travels!

-Destination Mom

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