Taking your children for a picnic or out on a road trip is in itself a challenging task, and to have a toddler or a preschooler means you have to be even more careful. It is not difficult to chalk out a plan according to your child’s needs and take your entire family along for a fun trip.
When travelling with children, especially preschoolers, one thing you need to take care of is that they remain occupied and happy throughout the journey. Apart from food, snacks and all the essentials, planning a short trip well in advance will help you tremendously.
Incorporating games, drawing boards or games that are popular with toddlers can be a great way to ensure that your trip is fulfilling for both you and your child. Here are a few car activities for preschoolers that you can consider on your next journey.
You can always carry short videos or clips that toddlers love to watch and is sure to keep them engaged. Today’s generation is extremely tech savvy and loves to indulge in different forms of content. Your preschooler will be excited about watching cute cartoons or just an animated movie on a tiny screen and as long as they do not overdo it, it can be a great option.
Colouring books, spiral notebooks, crayons and stickers might seem like something that kids usually engage with while in classes, school or at home. This is a favourite activity among toddlers and can be easily carried in the car. Your kids will get engrossed in painting or colouring and it can be a beautiful experience as they get to paint or draw with dry colours, the new sights they see while on the trip. Children tend to spoil their clothes and get colour on their hands when they indulge in such activities and a great way to ensure that their hands stay germ-free and clean is to carry along a good hand wash. So use one that is gentle on your child’s skin, like the foam-based Godrej protekt happyfoam handwash, which children adore.
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If your child is just learning the alphabet, you can always engage in it with your whole family. One person chooses the right-hand side of the road, and someone else the left. Everyone in the family looks for letters of the alphabet that appear on signs or license plates on their side. The object of the game is to point out all the letters of the alphabet in order, from A to Z. The first person to spot the entire alphabet wins.