7 QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE YOU BOOK NEXT FAMILY HOLIDAY

1. Are there children playing areas?

When we are looking for our next destination, the children playground areas are one of “must have destination” issues. It of course depends of the child’s age. Most children like to play and most also like the company. With socializing on the playground, you help your child to set the fundamentals for further ability to make a contact with another child or latter, other people. And it is true, a playground is also a very sociable place for parents – you have the opportunity to meet new people and you never know when you meet somebody interesting, maybe a new business partner or just a very good friend.

GAMES TO PLAY WITH YOUR CHILD ON A PLANE or IN A CAR – WITHOUT HAVING EXTRA EXPENSES FOR THE TOYS …

Here are some games we play and help us “kill the time” on a plane or in a car, suitable for younger children:
• Games with hands
Rock, paper, scissors
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock-paper-scissors
• Games with letters
Who can remember any fruit on the letter A, B, C,……….
Who can remember any vegetable on the letter A, B, C, ….
Who can remember “anything you define” on the letter, A, B, C, …..Z
Who can count how many letters A are in the word Potato,….
Who can count how many letters X are in the word X

SAFETY IN THE CAR

The safety of YOU and YOUR CHILD is very important, therefore I recommend you that always you are driving a car and your babies or children are with you, you follow these “rules”:

1. ALWAYS, but really ALWAYS have your eyes on the road. If child loses his/her toys and are screaming and crying – DO NOT EVER TRY TO PICK UP THE TOY WHILE YOU ARE DRIVING. That could be dangerous for YOU and YOUR CHILD – the second of not paying attention and the accident could be here. There were so many stories that mom or dad was picking up a toy while driving and the second after there was a car accident – the child survived, but the parent died. You will be no use to your child dead!!!

DOES YOUR CHILD OFTEN HAVE MOTION SICKNESS?

Here are a few things that could help:
•avoid large heavy meal at least one hour before the drive,
•have in the car some light snacks or just bread (as much as it sounds strange, but only chewing bread helped us),
•have with you a lot of water,
•try to avoid huge activities before the drive,
•if you have longer drive, try to plan it over the night when you child can sleep,
•if nothing helps, have with you enough bags, if you will not have the possibility to stop the car safely.

ARE YOU TIRED OF EVERYDAY ROUTINE? HERE ARE 5 SUGGESTIONS FOR A DAY TRIP

Do you sometimes feel that you are in a trap and every day is the same like yesterday?
A short getaway would do miracles to your soul and health. What are you waiting for? Just DO IT. We adults are funny, usually we find a thousand reasons why not to do something or why not to go somewhere, because it is to dangerous or too exhausting for our children… That of course is just an excuse. 🙂 We just do not want to admit it – and that includes me also :-).
If you feel you need a short getaway, here are 5 suggestions where you can go for a day trip: