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1. Προγραμματίστε τις στάσεις σας
2. Πάρτε μαζί σας νέα αλλά και αγαπημένα παιχνίδια
3. Μοιράστε τον χρόνο
4. Πάρτε μαζί σας μερικά σνάκς
5. Προγραμματίστε τον ύπνο
With vacations rapidly approaching (is it July already?), you’re probably starting to make some travel plans. Traveling with kids can be tough sometimes but there are some tried and true tricks that can make travelling as smooth as possible.
1. Plan out your stops
Coffee, gas, lunch or just a break to enjoy the view. Give everyone a break from the car.
2. Pack some new toys and some favorites
Invest in a few new toys for the trip but also bring some old favorites that your kids have consistently enjoyed. If you do a toy rotation, grab some of the toys that they hadn’t had in a while. If you have a way to play a movie in your car, brought one brand new for them.
3. Time out
Don’t give your kids everything at once! They will play with it and get bored too quickly. Instead give them one toy every hour. It keeps things interesting through the whole trip.
4. Bring snacks
Snacks can be your best friend as they are a very easy distraction. Pack some snacks that are healthier and you don’t mind giving too much to your kids! You can bring some sliced apples, crackers, banana chips, dried fruit such as cranberries (my kids love them) or granola bars and some cookies. Save the cookies for the end so that kids won’t be asking you for them the entire trip.
5. Plan for sleep
Try to leave too early in the morning so as to allow kids to go back to sleep. Maybe your little ones will be too excited for the trip to sleep but eventually they will fall asleep easily. This way you can maximize their rest during the trip.