Nothing beats a family bonding like going on a road trip. But if you're traveling with kids, things can get a little nasty along the way, as everyone knows children have short attention spans.
There are tons of in-car entertainment that can save you from the constant headache of hearing "Are we there yet?" every few minutes, giving you a healthy and peaceful time on the road. Here are some few tips that can help keep your kids entertained during road trips:
Incorporate fun, educational activities on the road. Not only is it fun in all parts, it's a way to keep your kids behaved and entertained while learning something new. Founder of the family-travel-planning site We 3 Travel, Tamara Gruber said through Travel and Leisure that word puzzles and mini quizzes are good in-car entertainment.
Download children movies and shows on your tablet or smartphone. One of the easiest ways to tame a noisy toddler in a car is handing them a tablet or phone with their favorite TV shows on it. According to Baby Center, a portable DVD player is also a good option, and they mostly come in cheap. With this tip, your road trip is guaranteed to be peaceful.
Stop at children's parks and let them exercise. If you're going on an especially long road trip, driving breaks are necessary. Try stopping by children's parks along the way and let your kids release their pent up energy by engaging in fun activities such as Frisbee, softball, or any other physical activity. When you get back on the road, you'll surely have some very tired kids who are probably exhausted to make some noise.
Pack some fun audiobooks for the road. Audiobooks are a great way in keeping your kids behaved and entertained, and they're really educational too. Try downloading some classic kid favorites such as "Harry Potter," "Alice in the Wonderland," and "Charlotte's Web."