When you’re on the move with children, it can be a real nightmare keeping them quiet and making them sit still for the whole journey. Whether you’re in a car, on a plane or travelling by coach, you will need to have a plan of action to keep the children entertained so that they don’t drive you crazy throughout the journey. Fear not! Coach Hire UK Europe are here with some ideas to keep the kids amused while you’re trying to get some much-needed sleep, catch up on your book or just sit back and relax.
If your children have handheld consoles, you may find that you don’t hear a peep from them unless it’s to ask for more batteries. However, when the batteries run out, they’ll need something else to keep them interested. A pack of cards allows them to play Solitaire, or you could give them a set of trivia questions to keep themselves amused. Lateral thinking questions are good for older children as they can stimulate discussion and get them thinking in a new way.
It is possible to get hold of relatively cheap portable DVD players these days, so you could bring one of these on the journey with some of their favourite films. If you have more than one child, give them headphone splitters so that the sound of the film doesn’t disturb anyone else around you and the children can enjoy their film in peace.
Reading on transport can make some children carsick, but if yours have stronger stomachs, dig out their favourite book, or buy them a new puzzlebook to attempt. You could even give them a little notebook so they can do some creative writing of their own, or you could set them tasks such as making up stories about what they can see out of the window.
Once children get an idea in their heads, it can be hard to shake. This is especially true when they’re hungry. To avoid being plagued by kids asking for food for an entire journey, come prepared. Take healthy snacks to give them energy, and make sure it isn’t anything too messy or anything that smells too strong for the sake of everyone else.
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