Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Travel Tips Tuesday - Entertaining the little ones

Today's Travel Tips are coming from Lisa Battista's book, Beyond the Attractions: A Guide to Walt Disney World with Preschoolers.  

I wanted to give my readers more examples of why this book is fantastic - and more reasons to purchase the book on Amazon, or simply register for my giveaway!  More examples of the little things I wouldn't have thought of before my next trip!  I am paraphrasing so you can get even more from the actual book

Entertaining the Kids while in Line

Plan your next move- While you're waiting, pull out the guide books and maps and decide where you'll be going next and what else you want to see

Shutterbugs- Buy a disposable camera for your little ones to take their own pictures.  They'll truly have memories from their own experiences with these cameras

Bubbles and Stickers- As Lisa points out, pretty much all preschoolers (and younger) love bubbles and stickers.  If you don't mind your shirt getting a little messy, you can use your own shirt as a canvas for the stickers - then you won't even need paper or anything to make art!

Refuel- I know even at 1 year, my son loves to eat.  A great distraction is food - bring snacks (maybe leftover carrots or applesauce from an earlier meal) for the little ones to munch on during their wait.

iPod/iPhone (Droid in my house)- Download some music, tv shows, or video clips to keep the little ones entertained for the longer wait times.  If you're lucky enough to have a phone with Disney apps, these will help keep them entertained while keeping the theme of the trip - Magic!

Hope you liked these tips.  Now go register to win a copy of this book!

Thanks for stopping by,

1 comment:

  1. iPhone is a great distraction for my little ones!

    The camera is a great idea, too! If you have the expendible cash, the kid tough cameras are really great!