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Dec 11, 2014

Travel with kids? What gadgets to bring

Travel with kids? What gadgets to bring

These toys are great to take on your trip to entertain and sooth your little ones. They are also top rated toys on Amazon.com

Infant and Toddler:
Sassy Ring O' Links Rattle Toy


VTech Roll and Learn Activity Suitcase



Easy-to-grab handle and rolling wheels, have them pull their own toys on a trip :)
Fun pretend travel accessory that lets kids mimic their mom and dad.


Munchkin Traveling Flash Cards


VTech - Baby's Learning Laptop

My kid loves this one. It has traveled to grandma's on several occasions and than just stayed there. The most interesting part she found about it is turning it off and closing the lid :)


A bit older kids:

VTech MobiGo 2 Touch Learning System - Orange


Twist and Shout Multiplication - a great learning toy


Melissa & Doug Travel Memory Game


Handheld Pocket Arcade Electronic Hangman Game


It's small enough to carry with you. Eliminates the need for pen and paper so you don't have to look for these when traveling, great to have in the car.




ThinkFun Rush Hour Jr.








Connect 4 Fun On The Run Game Travel Edition

This one of my favorite games growing up. Found out about in junior high and played all through that. It is for ages 7 and up. Compact size easy to set up and breakdown for quick games on the road

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Jan 19, 2012

10 Great Travel Gadgets for Kids

10 Great Travel Gadgets for Kids:

1. MobiGo Touch Learning System
- a great little gaming system for little hands, with both a touch screen and a real Querty keyboard, plus no little parts to get lost. Kids can use the touch screen and also type letters on the keyboard. Both educational and fun.

2. Fisher Price Kid-Tough Digital Camera
- Have a young photographer in the family? This kid-friendly camera is great for travel. They can take as many shots as they want or until ran out of available space. Camera stores over 2,000 pictures and has 256 MB built-in memory. As the name implies, this digital camera is built to take a drop or two or more and keep on going.

3. V.Reader
- The V.Reader Animated Ebook System is like a kiddie Nook with animated stories, learning games and an easy-to-use touch screen. Now they can read like grown ups, or at least look like it. Plus no multiple books to drag with you as you travel as the V.Reader comes with small cartridges, has a USB port and SD memory card slot for expansion. It features a sturdy plastic body with see-through plastic screen cover for durable

4. LeapPad Explorer
- It's a tablet built for kids and for learning. Includes a library of 100+ cartridge games, apps, digital books, videos and flash cards. Has a built-in camera & video recorder, 5" touch screen for use with finger or included stylus. And comes with 2GB of memory, enabling it to host a robust suite of apps including: innovative book apps that provide a fully interactive, cinematic reading experience with word-by-word support and state-of-the-art gameplay; a Story Studio to combine art, audio and writing; Art, Animation and Photo studios to inspire imaginations. Software includes broad curriculum such as reading, mathematics, science, geography, art, music, language and culture, health and more. Plus, skill levels automatically adjust the challenge to match each child's pace and remember progress from game to game and book to book. (via leapfrog.com)

5. Ultimate Ears Earphones for Children
- To keep the beeps and other noises from above gadgets to a minimum, headphones are a must-have gadget when traveling with kids. These ones are specifically designed for children. They have a built in volume control that limits any music source by up to 40% and the ear cushions fit comfortably to create a seal. This means kids don't have to crank the volume to focus on their music, movies, or games, therefore protecting their ears.

6. Uniden Walkie Talkies
- easy to carry and pack, making them a must-have for travel families.
They’re rechargeable, too—and can run up to 10 hours on a single charge. Stay in touch no matter where you are… up to 15 miles away!

7. Travel Chess and Backgammon Game
- On the road cannot always plug-in or just want to unplug, board games are a great stand-by.

8. Advanced Alarm Child Locator
- With this transmitter fitted you will be alerted automatically by a loud chirping noise as soon as your child wanders out-of-range by approximately 30 feet/10 metres. Perfect for busy places such as airports, festivals, new cities or anywhere where you or your child might get distracted. Can easily be fitted to your child's wrist, footwear, clothing or bag. Locate your child with the push of a button long life batteries already installed and ready for immediate use. This gadget is water and shock resistant.

9. Mini-Laptop/Netbooks or portable DVD player
- Kids can have fun playing games, writing, drawing, or watching movies or shows. If you are able to obtain Wi-fi during the trip, they can also play on their favorite sites.

10. iPad
For a bit older kids, iPad might be a great idea as it can replace both gadgets above and also games systems, books, and music players. And here also earphones come in handy.
ColorStudio HD app for iPad is a great companion. It is a high-tech coloring book, where kids can use marker, crayon, pencil and paint brush to draw that also has animated characters, music, sound and visual effects that bring scenes to life.

For more kids travel gear visit: Kids Travel Gadgets

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Jul 29, 2010

Travel Gear for Kids Made Simple

Parents know that traveling with children takes extra planning. Luckily there are some great gadgets out there to make your trip easier and safer... Travel Gear for Kids Made Simple article on cbsnews.com


Jul 19, 2010

Family-friendly travel kit

Sing along with family-friendly travel kit
by Mary Ellen Botter on dallasnews.com
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/fea/travel/thisweek/stories/DN-wheelsnote_0718tra.ART.State.Edition1.2a3cd25.html

Everybody can sing along with this musical travel kit

Few child-oriented music CDs can entertain parents, too.

The "Wheels on the Bus Sing-Along Travel Kit" from Scholastic Storybook Treasures is an exception.

The 13 songs on the disc include new versions of tunes parents sang when they were in elementary school, such as "Wheels on the Bus" and "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands," plus the charmer "Over in the Meadow" and the hilariously mock-serious "Tooth School Anthem."

There's plenty here for all ages to sing together.

The kit also includes two 60-minute musical DVDs containing 15 animated storybook classics.

The videos' artwork is varied enough to hold children's interest for miles, but when young eyes tire of the small screen, the kids can turn to the accom- panying 34-page activity booklet (crayons included) for more road-filling play.

The videos have been assembled from the library of Weston Woods Studios, known for film adaptations of children's storybooks.

Parents will recognize some of the stories, perhaps having read the books to their little ones.

The travel set ($24.95) is aimed at children ages 3-9. It's available for less from online booksellers.

Mary Ellen Botter


Jul 9, 2010

Tips for summer travel with kids

When planning a trip with kids, most often you start thinking about what to pack way before the departure. Here are some suggestions to make packing and the trip a bit easier
  • Etch-a-Sketch
  • Doodle pro
  • magnetic games
  • card games
  • books
  • new toys they haven't played with as surprises every so often
  • bubbles and balls for stops
  • dvd player and handheld games
Let them go to a store and pick out books and toys. Half the fun of going on the trip might be getting to pick out the trip supplies.
Skip the sugary treats or drinks, kids don't need the sugar or the extra energy it brings. Instead pack some healthy snacking options such as apples, baby carrots, nuts, raisins and other dry fruit, and lot of water.


 


Jun 23, 2010

Traveling with the kids

The other day I was looking at a list of people tweeting about travel and noticed that quite of few of them were traveling parents and some that were traveling with their kids. This inspired me to take a look at some of the travel gadgets that are available for the parents and the kids.
One interesting gadget I came across was the "Ride-On Carry-On."
This baby travel gadget could be useful on a family trip through an airport, train station or bus terminal. "Ride-On Carry-On" turn your suitcase into a stroller by strapping on to just about any suitcase with wheels. It is made of a durable and washable 100% polyester fabric and is made to fit all 18" to 22" carry-on-bags. The chair comes with a five-point harness, similar to the ones found on car seats for toddlers. This way you can navigate through busy airport foot traffic without worrying that your child is going to fall out. You can also tilt or stand the suitcase up and the chair and your child will stay attached. It also collapses to fit in the overhead compartment and has a tray table built into the headrest. (Image)

Here are some more baby travel gadgets I came across:
Carriers and Backpacks
Car seat and toy and accessories for a car ride
Futuristic baby carrier - maybe too futuristic
Travel Car Bottle and Food Warmer
Easy View Back Seat Mirror