Q: I am traveling with a 3 and a 5 year old on an airplane, what items should I take with me to keep them entertained. I am afraid they may end up being the kids no one wants to sit next to, any advice?
A: As a mother with two kids and who has traveled many places with her children, there are some key items you must have when venturing into the world of travel with kids.
1. DVD Player with headphones! – Nobody will want to listen to Dora and Diego on their adventures. Tip: they make a plugin for headphones with dual headphone plugins, make sure to get this attachment because you will have two headsets. Take at least five movies, kids can often change their mind in the middle of a movie and request something new. Tip: Let them pick two movies each, make the 5th movie a surprise, maybe go buy something they haven’t watched.
2. Coloring Books – Take at least four or you can print some of their favorite characters from an activity website. Nickelodeon Kids Printables and Crayola offers cool Disney Coloring Pages are good resources.
3. Gaming System – A Leapster, Mobigo, etc. will keep them busy and quiet. Make sure to take at least two games and download a few new games from the gaming systems website, this will give them a new challenge which provides you with peace and quiet.
Hope these tips help. Traveling with children is always an adventure, you never know what will happen.
Happy Traveling! – Cute Beltz