Getting Ready For The Summer Holidays!

June 2, 2014 Published by

At Fundamentally Children we’re committed to promoting healthy child development through 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. While is is best to limit screen time, apps can also be really handy now and again for keeping them entertained.

iStock_000013027159Medium-300x199Dr Amanda Gummer 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.”

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This post was written by Dr Amanda Gummer

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