We all know getting out and about with your baby grandchildren can sometimes be a bit of a struggle. That’s why Britax have launched the Ultimate Guide to Buggy Friendly Britain.
More top tips for travelling with your grandchildrenCreated by Charlotte in Travel
jobba hemifrån med marknadsundersökningar دورات تدريبية للفوركس Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best. Here are 10 great ones that will help keep grandchildren, from pre-schoolers to pre-teens, occupied, interested and in control while travelling with you.
- Pack a backpack
- Sensible supplies
- Busy bees
- Compact outdoor games
- Postcard project
- Good books
- Camera crazy
- Scrapbook souvenirs
- Wristband safety
1. Pack a backpack
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2. Sensible supplies
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3. Busy bees
التداول الفوري للاسهم الاماراتية Keep your grandchild distracted and interested with portable games and activities. These may be their favourite electronic games (in small doses) – remember to take batteries and chargers. Such travel pastimes as write-on/wipe-off activities, dice games, magnetic games, card games and activity books are always a good idea. Remember that your grandchild may need a lap tray to play with these. Story and song CDs can also be great fun.
4. Compact outdoor games
click here There’s so much fun to be had from an inflatable ball or a small foam one. Other useful but easily portable play equipment includes a kite, bat and ball, skipping rope and frisbee.
5. Postcard project
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6. Good books
click Try to train your grandchild to enjoy quiet time on holiday, too, when you can curl up with your book and they curl up with theirs – a story book, picture book or activity colouring book (dot-to-dot, etc.).
7. Camera crazy
Treat your child to a disposable camera or an old point-and-shoot one – or a digital camera you won’t mind losing! They can keep it in their backpack. Encourage them to take photos to remind them of their travels.
8. Scrapbook souvenirs
Before the holiday, buy a Scrapbook and a glue stick and/or sticky tape, which your grandchild can keep in their backpack. Help them collect souvenirs such as entry tickets, beermats, menus and flyers to stick in the Scrapbook during their travels. Encourage them to write some thoughts or funny stories or colour pictures to remind them of what each souvenir means.
9. Wristband safety
Treat your child to a colourful rubber wristband that has your mobile number written on the inside in permanent marker pen. At the same time, discuss with them how important it is that they stay beside you at all times. Try not to make too big an issue of ‘getting lost’, but make sure that they understand that the mobile number is there in case of emergency. Tell them that it shouldn’t usually be shown to other children or adults – it’s only for emergencies
For you to enjoy a relaxing journey or holiday, your grandchild needs to be kept safely occupied and busy. This takes energy on your part (sometimes quite a lot), but hopefully you’ll then be able to cherish chilled-out chunks of time as you perfect the technique of keeping your grandchild ‘entertained’.
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