The key to traveling with small children is to have some fun activities planned for the road. Whether traveling by car or plane, you’ll want to keep your children entertained. When I was younger, I can remember me and my sister asking the same question over and over again… “Are we there yet?”. The best way to avoid this dreaded question is to prepare a bag full of entertainment. Keeping the kids engrossed will make the time fly by. As a parent, we want to make sure that our kids have fun, but sneaking in a little education is a bonus. So travel the SMART way with these 5 items!
I See Me! has everything you will need to keep your children entertained on a road trip. They have a vast selection of personalized products for kids that they’ll cherish for a lifetime.
The My USA Road Trip Storybook is a great book for a family vacation. You can personalize this book with your child’s name, gender, and current state. You can even add a photo of your child’s face and select their hair color and skin tone to be incorporated throughout the illustrations. To make this book even more special, you can include a dedication that will be printed on the first page.
Your child’s photo and name will be printed throughout the story. It starts off with a photo of your child packing their car and preparing for a USA road trip. He/She gets their own driver’s license for their cross-country drive to explore all fifty states. Along their trip, they will learn state names and key monuments. Your child will make some stops throughout the journey to fuel up, surf the waves, and more. They’ll even pass through their home state where they’ll learn about the state bird, flower, and flag.
The end of the book features a colorful personalized map of the US. They’ll also find two pages that list’s all the states with a photo of their flag along with a description of their capital, flower, and bird. Your child can check off each state as they visit it in real life!
This 9” x 11” hardcover book is suggested for boys and girls, ages 3 to 8. It features 32 colorfully illustrated pages. Each page contains four to eight sentences that rhyme. All the states are in bold print so your child knows exactly where they’re at in their journey. This adventurous story inspires exploration and discovery that they’ll love. Your child will be completely engaged in this fun and educational story!
This book can also be bundled with a scratch-off map of the United States. With the My USA Road Trip Gift Set, your child will be able to scratch off the states they’ve visited or as they visit them. This is a great way to get your kids excited about our country’s geography!
“The goal of our books is to show each child how absolutely unique and special he or she is, to teach the child how to spell his or her name, and to build vocabulary skills.” ~ Maia Haag, author and CEO of I See Me! Inc
Coloring books are another great item to pack when traveling. I See Me! currently has thirteen different coloring books for both boys and girls. One of my favorite coloring books is the My Very Own Name Coloring and Activity Book. The cover of this coloring book will feature your child’s name. You can also add a dedication to the coloring book.
What makes this coloring book so unique is how your child’s name is spelled out page by page with an illustration of animals for each letter. Each page has a cute rhyme to go with it. This fun-filled, educational coloring book helps your child learn to recognize letters and spell his or her first name.
The coloring book also features some fun and educational activities. Your child will be intrigued with these personalized games and mazes. They’ll have tons of fun coloring all while learning letter recognition, a foundation for early reading skills.
“Coloring books are more than just a fun way to pass the time on a long car ride or rainy day. Coloring helps children develop hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills, both important for the development of writing.”
What kid doesn’t love stickers?! Personalized Stickers from I See Me! provide children with truly unique little pieces of art. You can personalize these stickers with your child’s name. They even have stickers that you can personalize with a photo of your child!
“A simple sticker gives a child the opportunity to express herself, by customizing a favorite book, applying it to her arm, or carefully adding it to her sticker collection.”
A lunch box can actually be very useful on a trip. There are so many different ways you can use them, other than the obvious food storage of course. I See Me! has some adorable Lunch Boxes for both boys and girls. Their lunch boxes are made from durable tin and contain no lead. They are approximately 6″ x 8″ x 4″ so they are large enough to carry some of your child’s precious treasures. Your child’s name will show on multiple sides of the lunch box. On the inside lid of the lunch box is a small chalkboard.
To make these lunch boxes handy while traveling, you can add coloring crayons and pencils for the coloring and activity books. Your child can get creative with their stickers and decorate their lunch box. Or before leaving home you can set up a fun Lego activity. It can also be used to hold electronics like an iPod.
“At a sizeable 6″ x 8″ x 4″, the box is more than roomy enough for a school lunch-or for storing small toys and other treasures if your child isn’t yet school-aged.”
If you’re going to pack a music player in your child’s lunch box, then you’ll want to get the My Sing Along Book and Personalized Music. This comes with a personalized book with your child’s name along with a personalized music CD and MP3 digital download of the music. The hardcover book is 8.5″ x 8.5″. It features twelve classic children’s songs, personalized with your child’s name. The family can listen together in the car or the child can use their music player. Don’t forget to pack the headphones!
These 5 activities are sure to keep your child entertained for hours on end. The best thing is, you can shop for all of these great items in one place. I See Me! has everything you need to occupy your child whether traveling by car, bus, or plane. During all this fun, they’re being educated too!
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