Thursday, September 24, 2020

5 Ideas To Keep Your Kids Happy On Car Journeys



Let’s face it car journeys with the kids can sometimes be a bit of a nightmare! If you don’t keep your kids happy and entertained in the car, they’ll quickly distract you and cause a scene! Thankfully you’ve got plenty of options to keep them happy and relaxed on car rides. Why not give these five a try on your next family car trip?

1 . Watch a movie

Before you head off on your next car ride with your children, download a movie on your Ipad. A fun kids' movie will have your little ones glued to the screen so that you are free to focus on the roads. To make things a bit more fun, provide popcorn and choose a movie with plenty of sing-a-long songs! When the movie is over you can always let your children play on some apps for kids.

2. Audiobooks

Audiobooks are simply perfect to keep kids happy on car rides. There’s are so many great audiobooks for children to choose from, here are a few ideas to start you off:

  • How To Train Your Dragon: Your children will just love the tale of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock. Tune in and get lost in these dragon training adventures, with plenty of laughs and surprises along the way.

  • Matilda: Roald Dahl’s classic tale is simply delightful in audiobook form. Your kids will be on the edge of their seats when they learn all about this unique little girl and her dazzling magic powers.

3. Kids music 

Children’s music is a fab way to keep your children entertained in the car. Download your favorite kid's songs before you set off; creating a playlist on your phone. It can be fun to get your kids involved in this process by asking them to help you choose the songs!

4. Digital drawing 

A digital drawing pad is a great tool for car journeys; your kids can make beautiful pictures (without getting pen marks on your seats)! Whether it’s playing Pictionary, or noughts and crosses, there are plenty of options with a digital drawing pad.

5. Classic games

When all else fails, try playing a classic car game or two; you could try ‘Rock-Paper-Scissors’, ‘I-Spy’ or ‘20 questions’. You could also have a go at playing ‘The Picnic Game’. To get started one player says, ‘We’re going on a picnic, and we’re taking…’ Each player adds one new item to the list each time. The idea is to repeat each item in order (and try not to forget any)!

It’s essential to keep your kids happy on car journeys so that they don’t distract you while you are trying to drive. Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of accidents, which is why avoiding becoming distracted is so important. Should an accident occur, you may need to call on the support of a personal injury lawyer. Thomas Law Offices provide some top-class personal injury services should you need further information.