Hot Tips on How to Keep Family Travel Fun!
Press Release provided by Jessica Kopach
It’s the spring break season of a brand new year, and families are ready to travel. Finally, many places worldwide are beginning to allow American visitors, and there’s a beach somewhere calling our name…
For parents of young kids, the decision to get up and go can be scary. On the one hand, there’s the excitement of introducing children to new places and experiences. On the other, the prospect of chaotic naptime schedules, loss of sleep, and a full toddler (or parent) meltdown.
Luckily, Brian Noggle Psychologist, a Certified Registered Nurse (RN), and Jenavie Noggle, an early childhood development expert co-founders of Frankie Dean and- parents of two- have all the hot tips to keep family travel fun for everyone.
Plus, with two boys under the age of 5, they’ve got the real-world experience to know what works (and what doesn’t). And they’re passionate about empowering other families to re-discover the joy of travel, with helpful strategies like:
Pack plenty of snacks for the car/plane
Travel games! Keeping busy in the car is critical. Finding all the red and blue cars, travel scavenger hunts, or even downloading your kids’ favorite movie ahead of time are all ways to defer the situation. Google travel games and have the best ones ready to go!Make a playlist. Either get ready for Disney’s best or a collaborative family playlist, a great way to keep everyone soothed and occupied!
Map out the best Kid Friendly restaurants on the way that mom and dad like too!
Let your kids pick 1 or 2 stops, whether it’s lunch or a playground, it’s good for them to feel included!
Bring safety/comfort essentials, blankets, Frankie Dean security blanket and pillows
Have new toys, books, or activities on hand. New toys or simple gadgets to pull out for distraction is key!
Bring natural calming remedies for yourself, like Magnesium, Ashwagandha, or Vitamin B6
Book as many activities/amenities as possible ahead of time (rental car, car seat, plane tickets, hotel rooms, tours, zoo visits, etc.)
Getting as much sleep as you can the night before departure
LAUGHTER! Kids are always watching and picking up on our behaviors (especially in stressful situations). Keep things light and remember to look for fun in the journey.