Bring backpack of activities
Children love getting charge of something and in this specific case, it is recommended to give them charge of the backpack. Let them gather things they require during the route. These things will not only keep them entertained during travelling but will also keep them busy till you reach the destination.
You can also help the kids, and encourage them to bring along items like toys, puzzles and books.
Read them Books
During long trips on train, aeroplane or even a car, you can read books to your kids. Buy books which your kids like and read to them en route your destination.
Besides reading stories or books to them, you can always bring colouring books for your children.
You can buy Crayola’s ‘Colour Wonder’ markers which are only applicable on Colour Wonder paper. By this, you can prevent your children leaving stains on car or on any other vehicle’s fittings.
Comfort toys for small children
Bring a teddy bear or your young child’s favourite blanket with you. This may keep him/her calm. You can play peek-a-boo or any other games with your child.
Personal DVD player
Buy a portable DVD player for your child and bring DVDs of his/her favourite cartoon movies. Instead of a portable DVD player, you can even bring your laptop and play their favourite movie on it. This is especially effective when two or more children are accompanying you, because the interface of the laptop is larger.
Buy portable video games like PSP (Portable Playstation) or Gameboy for your kids. This was you will keep them busy for few hours. You should arrange a set of earphones so that others don’t get disturbed.
You need to bring reusable sticker books which are great for young children. Get a book which contains your child’s favourite character.
Take items for mess clean up
You need to bring items like hand sanitizer, bag of wipes and disposable bags for dirty diapers.
It is strongly recommended to bring snacks with you when you are travelling with young children. Snacks will not only keep them busy but also entertained. It is advisable to bring snacks which are healthy such as celery pieces, carrot sticks, permitted nuts etc.