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Parents, we need your help!

Posted by annepel on 14/9/2015 at 07:40

We are two tourism students from the Netherlands. For one of our courses we had to come up with an innovative product. Our idea is to design a travel pack for kids. With this we are looking for an alternative from technology.
The thing is that we don’t have a lot of experience with little kids (say age 2 to 5) and travelling with them. We’d appreciate your expertise with advising us on what the children would like when they have to sit and travel in a car or plane for a certain amount of hours.
For the product we were thinking about some small activities(games, colouring etc.,) and some snacks.
Any ideas are welcome!
Anne & Kayleigh

#1 annepel has been a member since 14/9/2015. Posts: 1

Posted by MADMAC on 14/9/2015 at 08:42

Tablet or ipad with external battery packet. Kids love 'em. For long trips they're great. Conventional games are only good if they were made for travelling in mind - because planes, trains, buses - they don't have a lot of space and they're bumpy. Some games - like connect 4 in the small travel size, are great. My daughter and I play that one.

Snacks and juices are a must if it's a long trip. Usually international flights supply those, so that's less of an issue in that case.

#2 MADMAC has been a member since 6/6/2009. Posts: 6,957

Posted by Nia on 30/10/2015 at 03:09

Take a look at some of the ideas forBusy Bags on the internet - http://www.parents.com/fun/activities/indoor/busy-bags-for-toddlers/#page=1for example – you basically put small items in Ziploc bags, can be themed to acertain extent like dinosaurs, or cars. You include stickers, colouring blocks,pencils etc. Each Busy Bag has a few items in it. The children play with the bagfor a while, and then they can choose a new bag. When traveling with kidswithout technology you have to expect a bit of mess and disorder – choose toysor games that you don’t mind getting lost.

#3 Nia has been a member since 25/9/2015. Posts: 5

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