Summer vacation means summer road trip. This year we are heading north…way north…to visit long-time family friends. The girls are so looking forward to hanging out with their friends. My husband and I are looking forward to getting out of the city for a few days. It is going to be fabulous. Of course, we still have to get there. Eight long hours in a car with 2 kids and a dog. Are we crazy? Nope, we are seasoned road trippers. A road trip with kids doesn’t have to be a dreaded event. It can actually be enjoyable. Here are our survival tips.
The books…on tape (well iPod)
Maps for Kids
Now that my girls are getting older I felt it was time for them to learn how to use a map. With the introduction of GPS I can see that the ability to read a map is going to become a lost skill. I took an Ontario map and highlighted the route we will be taking. I researched a few of the towns and waterways that we will be driving through. I put together some interesting facts on a sheet of paper that the girls can read as we travel.
The kid cooler
The secret toy