Car Travel Tips
Car Travel -Tips for Family Road trips
to allow enough time for rest stops. Two hours of car time, then a
break, makes a good pattern, with young children.
first aid kit, a special backpack or bag for each child, with crayons,
books, toys, activity sets, stickers, handheld games-- including some
new wrapped surprises for little kids, also remember food items, such
as fruit, crackers, juice packs, treats; a small cooler, or insulated
bag, for cold drinks; plastic cups; band aids, a dishtowel; frisbee
and ball for rest-stops; and baby-wipes no matter how old your kids
Pint-sized board games:
can be a sound investment. And a
tray-- or "travel desk" suspended from the back of the front seat-- is
handy, for any activity.
stories on CD's or audiocassettes— they make the miles fly by. Play a
story for the whole family on the car stereo system; or bring
individual players for your kids. Visit your local library to stock up
fast food establishments have great
playrooms on major highways. Let the kids burn off energy while you
order their food "to go" to eat later in the car.
every school and most parks have
them! Little limbs need to shake, rattle, and roll.
they're fun; the kids can run around; and you save money, too. Pack
your own picnic from home, or buy items at a deli or grocery store.
it's worth bringing a training pottie, if your child has
use a DVD player or laptop, and turn
your vehicle into the Cinema on the Highway.