Osborne Park Tyrepower
Outside of a Tyrepower store, looking at side of red, blue and white painted building.

Entertaining kids on long road trips

There is nothing more annoying then the constant "Are we there yet?" from the back seat on a family road trip so we've found a few ways to keep them quiet and help you log some serious kilometres in peace.

Electronic Entertainment: 

Download plenty of educational and just-for-fun games, movies, shows and music on a tablet, laptop or phone before leaving home. And why not through in a portable DVD player just in case. Just make sure to bring cables and chargers along or it will make for a long trip home. Audiobooks are also a good idea and you can listen to them as a family or on individual devices with headphones.

Creative Activities:

Whiteboard and dry erase pens - kids can draw, play tic-tac-toe or write notes to each other and then wipe it off and start again. Sticker and activity books are also a good idea and will save your car seats from pens. Instant film cameras also allow kids to take pictures and record it themselves.

Stuff to play with:

Busy boxes - fill a shoe box with flash cards, card games, matchbox cars, Legos, little dogs and figurines and any other bits and pieces. Your child can use the box as a playing surface and also decorate the box using stickers, markers or crayons.
Etch A Sketch or Aquadoodles are also a great idea and can keep kids busy for ages.
And most importantly, food. But make sure you bring some healthy stuff to as sugary treats may backfire later on.

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