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Travel Toys That Aren’t Videos – Great Gift Ideas

Yes, it may be a tad easier to pop in a DVD or let them get glued to their own personal game screens, but whether you’re traveling to grandmas’ house for the holidays, or the beach for summer vacation, why not try something different that will help them stretch their minds and keep them occupied?!

Travel time is also a great time to implement unit studies. You can give kids lots of experience in map reading by allowing them to plan out, and then follow, the route to your destination. Stop at tourist centers and pick up info on local natural or historical sites that they can then look up information on upon their return. Check out this post on what we’ve done to bring an education focus to our trips to the beach.

If it’s a shorter trip, bring along flash cards, times tables, books on tape, coloring books and perhaps one of these new activities to try. Pack it all up in a bag of their own (if they’re littles), or just make sure you older kid has their own travel bag packed…and off you go!

Don’t forget to take some great photos to document your travels, and when you get back, let the older ones come up with a memorable photo collage on Canva to share with family and friends. Or turn it into a book with Shutterfly!
Whether you’re traveling by car or by plane, educational opportunities abound. Just make sure you…

Have a great time!

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