Going on travel destinations by car with children can be quite an experience for parents. These journeys take longer and are fraught with unexpected events. Children do not know how to remain still for long periods, and this causes them to get up to mischief. Parents must be ready for the unexpected at all times during the journey.
Parents should be aware of all the toilet stops along the way. They can use the GPS or print a map of the journey highlighting the pit stops along the way. This way, the parents will be able to advise the children with regards to pending toilet stops.
Keep the children occupied by letting them look at the map to determine when the next pit stop is pending. Children will be less fidgety and learn to read maps at the same time. The driver can then concentrate on driving the car safely.
Sticking to the speed limit helps to save on gas. While it may take a bit slower, there is a great time to talk and connect, which is not always so easy to do at home. Family Trivia is a great way to teach the kids about the family. Use simple questions for the little ones and make them harder as they grow older.
Moms can pack a picnic box of fun and healthy snacks for the journey. Avoid fizzy drinks as they only serve to dehydrate people and lead to additional pit stops along the way. The children will enjoy the novelty of stopping for a picnic along the road later in the day. That night, the family can be treated to a slap up meal after a long day on the road.
Make sure that there is a first-aid kit on board as children do get hurt on these journeys. The kit should contain the basics including antiseptic hand wash, painkillers and plasters. Antiseptic hand wipes serve multiple purposes on a journey to get to travel destinations by car.
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July 06 2012 10:49 pm | Vacations