How to take a child on the road
In order to interest the child, get new interesting little things in front of the road: miniature cardboard books, small soft toys, magnets, a small drawing board, multi-colored pens, etc. The main thing is that the toys should not be too small, do not crumble-spill-unscrew. In addition to new toys, one or two are needed that the child knows and is used to, because when he gets into new, unfamiliar conditions, he should have a piece of his usual life nearby.
The next component of the baggage is children’s goodies and – necessarily – a bottle of water. As a rule, young children love everything bright and rustling, therefore it is not necessary to take one bag with a bunch of food, it is better on the contrary – there are a lot of bags, and there is not enough food. Opening wrapper packages is a very exciting experience, and time will pass by. A very useful thing on the road is wet baby wipes: it is very interesting to pull them out and wipe the seats inside the car or airplane.
Another interesting activity for a small child is to stick stickers on the seats, windows, mom, herself, car seat, etc. No less interesting then to tear off these stickers and try to stick again. Stickers can be replaced with small Velcro toys.
It’s a great idea to keep a journal of your trip. If the child is not yet able to write, he can make sketches of the most striking, significant events, and you, under his dictation, sign them. This magazine can include photos, postcards, tickets from a train (plane), tickets from museums, exhibitions that you visited.