Long journeys, especially on a plane, can be boring and tiring for children. This is why Lonely Planet decided to publish a few tips for those parents that want to make their trip as smooth as possible for them and their offspring.
According to them, the best way to keep your children busy while traveling is by taking with you a simple set of pencils and paper.
“The UK travel site Tots to Travel surveyed parents about traveling with their children under five, finding out just what is best to keep kids busy while on the road”, Lonely Planet said.
This survey revealed that 57% of the parents believed that the best items for keeping their children occupied during a long trip were notebooks, pens and pencils. They even said that this method beats modern alternatives, such as iPads or tablets (27%).
As for other options, the survey concluded that 8% used sweets and chocolates, 7% used toys and 2% pillows.
Nevertheless, 30% of the surveyed confessed that they would prefer not to travel with their children, rather than dealing with the issues that come along with flying.
Lonely Planet insists too that if there are more complicated problems present, the best is to search the advice of a child psychologist.