Traveling with children is never a simple task, but the more fun they have and the more time they are occupied, the easier the trip is going to be.
Infants Up To 2 Years
The Chicco Fun Travel Car Safari Toy is perfect for babies in car seats. This two comes in two parts, the remote control and the part the has lights and music. The base has a colorful animal scene that clips to the back of either front passenger seat. The control makes the base play animal sounds, light up or even play lullabies.
Toddlers Ages 2 to 4
Toddlers love to build and play, so Battat Bristle Blocks are a great alternative to Legos (note: every parent knows their child, if you think this toy could be a choking hazard, use good judgement). There are kits that come with travel boxes that fit over 80 pieces or more, where children can make cars with moving wheels and the people to ride in them. Even girls can enjoy building due to the unisex coloration and family style figures.
Children Ages 4 to 6
With bigger kids, choking hazards do not really present that much of a danger anymore and their imaginations allow them to play longer without needing intervention from mom or dad. Micro Machines or Polly Pockets not only have their original lines, but also have toy versions from popular movies and TV shows. These little toys are very portable perfect from travel.
Children Ages 7 to 10
Boys and girls at this age are old enough to handle the responsibility of a pricier toy. Handheld game systems like the Nintendo DS and 3DS, provide hours of entertainment and offer educational games as well. They have a long battery life and multiple DS’s can be linked through a WiFi connection, even if they other players do not have the same game card.
Children Ages 11 and Up
Kids ages 11 and up still play, but are also at the age where they are beginning to mature and become teenagers. E-Readers of any kind are a great idea during travel. Simple models can download a number of books, many of which can be downloaded for free. Higher end models now offer everything from a color screen and an MP3 player to WiFi internet connection. The next step up from a high-end e-Reader would be a computer tablet.