Top Ten Children’s Travel Toys

July 31, 2013 Published by

Here at Good Toy Guide we’re committed to promoting healthy child development play. With families preparing for the summer holidays, we have great travel toys and free play ideas for keeping kids occupied whilst travelling to help create a stress-free journey.

Dr Amanda Gummer, founder of Good Toy Guide , shares her best solutions for keeping children entertained whilst travelling this summer: “There are plenty of ways to keep children occupied when travelling and it doesn’t necessarily mean spending any money. From playing eye spy to quizzes and memory games, families can share some great fun and laughter testing each other’s knowledge, memory skills and imagination. These games also encourage social development and relationship bonding and on long car journeys not only while away the hours, but keep a child’s focus outside of the vehicle lessening the onset of travel sickness.

Dr Gummer also has some great recommendations if you are thinking about buying some new toys for the journey “If your child doesn’t cope with travelling very well, taking a comfort toy or blanket can make them feel more at ease and settled. If you are thinking of other ways to keep your children occupied, compact games such as the classic Rubix Cube will enable a child to focus on the task in hand and while away the journey.”

Here is a selection of travel games and toys in the Good Toy Guide:

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1.     Wordsearcher – This pack of 100 wipe clean word search develops a child’s literacy, vocabulary and spelling.

2.     Boggle – This timed competition word game improves spelling, word awareness and writing skills.

3.     Pillow Pet – This cuddly soft toy can be flattened as a pillow and supports emotional development whilst travelling.

4.     Kloo Animal Reader Cards – This fun pack of cards aids reading development and imagination.

5.     Zip It – This easy to play anagram game comes in a compact case and encourages social skills and friendly competition.

6.     Rubix Cube – This classic puzzle cube with different coloured faces encourages perseverance and logic skills.

7.     CuddleUpPets – A range of soft animal puppet blankets that enhancing feelings of comfort and security whilst traveling.

8.     Bop It Smash – This electronic game involves spoken instructions and creates lots of interaction and discussion.

9.     Kurio 7 – This android tablet with wi-fi and parental control allows children to develop an understanding of technology.

10.  My Pal Scout – This interactive soft toy responds to having its paws squeezed which promotes listening skills and enhances self-esteem.

 

 

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This post was written by Dr Amanda Gummer

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