Want to enjoy the family vacation on wheels, but worried that the little ones will keep you on your toes? Well, having kids around can indeed be both fun and trying at the same time. However, fret not as there are a variety of ways you can keep the tiny monsters engaged on the go, yet have a relaxing and fun-filled holiday. Try some of these tips below, and turn your recreational vehicle (RV) excursion into a cherishing retreat:
Kids tend to become restless during long rides. If testimonials of experienced parents are to be believed, you are likely to face episodes of tantrums pretty often throughout the journey. A toy that your child is attached to, can come handy at such crucial times of emotional outbursts. Therefore, being thrifty is not an option when it comes to making space for your kid’s toys in your RV; rather stuff your bags with them. Better still, invite the little ones to choose and pack their favorite items.
Advantage Sweet Tooth
Croissant, cookies, peanut butter or chocolate pastries — most Kids love sweets, so forget your dentist’s warning for a while and stock up on some sinful condiments. RVs have enough storage for everything indulgent. Reach out to your kitty whenever you need additional distractions. Considering, your kids will eventually sweat it out in the outdoors on this trip, that generous treat of sweet treats will actually provide your child some much-needed calories.
Busy Kid Is a Happy Kid
Palm top video games are a smart way to keep your naughty ones entertained, while cooped up in a coach for hours at a stretch. If your kids are able to read, introduce them to map reading in a fun way such as teaching how to trace your route, pointing out some familiar locations. Don’t forget to arm them with a pair of binoculars to instill a spirit of adventure.
Put your feet into your kid’s shoes, while planning itinerary. Instead of only sticking to serene beaches, include theme parks such as Disneyland etc in your schedule. In fact, even when parking by the dusk, look for family-friendly campgrounds that offer a lot of activities such as hay rides, light rails, outdoor theater, swimming pools and more.
Fun Ways to Life Skills
Teach your kids some life hacks, albeit not in a preachy way. For instance, make them feel important and useful by engaging them in your daily chores on the go. Be it by asking them to peeling the veggies, help bake a cake or cleaning the counters, or generally teaching the importance of not littering on campgrounds etc.
Saying so, we certainly aren’t asking you to spoil your kids crazy in an effort to keep them occupied. Remember, balance is the key, and smart parents certainly know it well. Children will adapt to any circumstance, as long as they feel secure and cared for. Set the rules, reward them, and your kids will follow them happily.