“Are we there yet?” Have you ever heard that? I can say yes, a million times over!
Technology and toys can silence backseat conversations, and that is okay some days. However, spending quality time together in the car during a road trip can be a great opportunity for making memories while bonding and learning. Here are some ideas that are sure to make the time fly by:
- Say goodbye to your trusted GPS! Bring back the memory of car trips as a kid and use a road map! The night before your trip bring out an actual map (if you can find one!) to highlight your route with your child.
- Allow time for pit stops – and if time allows, make short stops that include fun activities along the way. Everyone will need a bathroom break and a meal. Try to choose a place right off the highway, near a playground. This will allow them to burn off some energy and help keep your sanity!
- Hit up a dollar store before you leave and stock up on small toys and/or activities to give to your kids along the way. Every hour let your child choose a surprise – this makes a great reward for good behavior!
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