Traveling with kids can be quite challenging and if you are travelling by plane, there are many situations, you do not feel comfortable sometimes. Your kid is full of energy, wants to jump around, but on plane, they have to be still for some time and all the extra space you can get on the plane, can save you some hard times. I understand completely, we have been there and it is quite demanding to “survive”. When you travel with children with an airplane, check the following:
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.
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
• 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
Did you ever travel and your bag got lost on the way?
Or even better – did you forget one of your packed bags at home, when you left home to go to your finally well-deserved holidays?
Here is a tip how to solve this situation – I call it MIXED PACKING and you can do it in a pre-traveling phase.
Fast transfer at the airport is cruical when you are travelling with children. Most of the time it can be quite challanging to catch your next flight with a young child. You are all exhausted, toddlers can be quite tired and you are having the last drop of your energy. Here are some tips how to survive this challange and save some time and energy.
Do you remember yourself when you were 4 years old? How did you look on the world? Were you explorer? Trying to figure out all new things, climbing on a tree, hiding under the table, running around the street freely, riding your bike?
Could you imagine your children to stay still for 5 minutes and wait in the queue? Could you imagine that for an hour?
Most children could have difficulties to stand still and wait in the line for check in and so could you, with all the bags, luggage, other passengers and crowd plus feeling excited about the flight…