Long journeys can be a pain for everyone, especially children, but sometimes they just have to be done. We’ve gathered laods of tips together from Roosterbank parent’s and parents around the internet to bring you this guide.
Here are the best ways to keep children happy on long journeys:
Wear them out before the journey and let them bring their pillow
If children are really tired before they get in the car and have their own pillow, the chance of them curling into a ball and falling asleep are exponentially higher.
Get some healthy kid friendly snacks
Things like dried fruit, crisps, nuts and biscuits all keep kids occupied for a solid amount of time. They also travel well in tuppaware.
Make a ‘fun zone’ for the back seats
Put in things like comics, pens and pencils, puzzles and games that can be played at a quiet level. You could also add a few surprise things and set a few tasks to complete.
Put the iPad in “Kid Mode.”
There are a number of ways to do this, we found these tips from Life Hacker to be the most comprehensive way to completely kid proof your tech.
Get some kid friendly headphones
We recently reviewed a number of headphones that allow children to blast out Lady Gaga at a safe level. Adult headphones, in addition to not fitting children properly can be played volumes unsafe for young ears. You can find our recommendations and read the review here.
Buy a headphone splitter
If children are sharing a screen in the back then we recommend buying a headphone splitter. They are super cheap, heres one on Amazon for under £1.
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