How many problems young children bring, especially on the road! Young travelers are capricious, do not listen, spin and strive to return home. And an inexperienced mother, like me, does not know how to calm and cheer her child. This is the first time I have been inexperienced, and now I am a guru of children’s tourism. I can give a couple of useful tips on how to behave on the road with a child.
There comes a time when we are ready to take our child on tourist trips. Joint travel is very interesting and entertaining, but also tedious, both for the child and for the parents. It is necessary to know the rules of travel with young children, which will help parents turn their holidays into a great family pastime.
My first trip with children
I did not know such rules. My first experience of traveling with children was unsuccessful. Or rather not the rest itself, but precisely the time when we traveled to the place of deployment.
Very often moms ask: When to start traveling together with children? Yes, whenever you want, as long as you and the child were comfortable.
We made our first trip to the sea at 3 years. The children were already well spoken, they understood a lot, they could not be distinguished from it, and I thought it appropriate to take them to the sea. There was a choice of transport. Here, in my opinion, it is necessary to take into account the peculiarities of the children’s body. And since we go to the sea by car for 500 km, the train was the best transport. And it was here that was my mistake.
The train, of course, children liked the first 10 minutes. And then the whole evening and half the night I did not know what to do. I didn’t take either books or markers or toys with me. I had nothing on hand to distract the little ones, but they stubbornly wanted to go home. I didn’t dream about a dream in a train.
On the way back I already stocked up on ammunition: shells, pebbles, toys and pictures. Therefore, the return journey was much more pleasant.
I analyzed my mistakes and made the following conclusions:
1. Parents, regardless of the vehicle, must take with them distracting objects: toys, pictures, pencils, and the designer.
2. If the child is older, the entire previous set can be replaced with gadgets (phones, tablets).
3. Books. If you have the opportunity to read along the way, the trip will be not only enjoyable, but also useful.
4. Games. Before you travel, make yourself, mommies, cut from interesting educational games such as CITIES, BIRD, FISH, BEAST, etc.
The main thing to remember is that if you travel with your child for the first time, there will be few landscapes outside the window, you will have to strain your imagination so that your child will not be capricious and will not be bored on the way.
My next travels with children were much easier and easier than the first. I learned from my mistakes, as they say, but I do not regret. Now, knowing all the tastes and preferences of my children, I prepare for the trip in advance.
Are you traveling with your children? How does this happen, do you encounter difficulties?