Do you use any electronics to keep them occupied?
by LindaClementJuly 12, 2011 at 2:32 PM
My kids were little a long time ago, and we never used electronics to keep them occupied.
We used recorded music (Sesame Street was a fave), often borrowed from the library for variety. Talking books were popular, especially the ones with the books to 'read along' with.
We found a used copy of a game called Are We There Yet (cards with things to find along the road)... but we played that anyhow --finding motorcycles, counting motorhomes, looking for the alphabet on signs and license plates, etc.
I drove a 5yo and a 2.5yo to Colorado by myself once and the #1 fave toy I bought from the dollar store before we left was a cheap makeup set. Other things we picked up included tiny pencil crayons and notepads, a lapdesk each, 'magnetic' vinyl stickers with a scene to place them in, and the ever-favourite toy of all time: about 1/2 the playmobil in our house. We took 2 rubbermaid bins of it, and it was used in the car, the hotels and at my sister's house when we got there.
We stopped a lot and played with skipping ropes and balls in rest stops, to work out the antsy pants, and they slept a lot more during the day than they normally would.
July 12, 2011 at 5:13 PMThey all have iPods with their favorite music on it. My older 2 usually brings a book to read. My youngest usually brings her dumbo, sometimes she'll bring a ds on longer trips to play.
by shell81July 12, 2011 at 10:18 PM
Nintendo DS or just the radio usually.
July 12, 2011 at 10:19 PMLeapster and portable dvd
July 12, 2011 at 11:05 PM
I usually ask my daughter what she wants to bring and make sure she has it.
The boys all sleep on long trips.
by usmclife58July 14, 2011 at 1:50 PM
Portable DVD player, a gameboy and/or Leapster, snacks