Saturday, July 11, 2015

Keeping Noah Entertained in the car this Summer

Noah has been traveling by car since he was two months old when we went to Virginia Beach. He is a great traveler. Most of the time he sleeps or reads but sometimes like everyone else, he gets bored. I have to come up with things for him to do. When he was two he started saying wanna go down the road, wanna go down the road over and over. It was pretty annoying, it was his very own version of are we there yet? I made the mistake of telling him about saying that few weeks ago, so now he thinks it’s funny to say it. Since we travel a lot I am constantly looking for and creating road trip games we can play. He isn’t too big in to music, which is something we listened to a lot growing up. He loves to play I spy with my little eye. I try and make it hard by saying I spy with my little eye something that’s pink and have it be my mom’s nail polish as we often travel with her. If it’s too easy it’s no fun! I like to have games where he has to think.

We also play twenty questions but Noah is still getting the hang of that game.  Noah has my love of mad Libs so we play Mad Libs. We also like to start a story and everyone tells part of it. It usually is completely silly and random.  I love Noah’s imagination. Noah also loves animals and one thing I used to do when we were in the car was point out different animals. After a while he would point them out or if it was somewhere we drove by often he would say comes the cows or comes the horses.  He also thinks it’s funny to say that now. It was so funny because when we were driving in to California, they have an inspection station and we all convinced Noah that he was livestock because he asked about the inspection station. Every time we would go through the inspection point he would bend down. I thought he was being silly, but he really thought he was livestock because he wasn’t sure what it was.  I am so glad he has such a great sense of humor. It’s so important to keep kids entertained in the car while you are traveling long distances. I hope Noah will have great memories of road trips growing up like I do.

I was recently reading an article about great road trip games and learned some new games to try out with Noah.

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