Spring & Outdoor themed printables

April 20, 2012

I’m on the prowl for fabulous printables.  Since spring is upon us, here are some spring and outdoor type printables for a future trip you may have coming.  Yay…no searching for you!  Just print out, stick into a binder or staple together, and you are good to go.   From FamilyFun: Spring Forest Friends Connect [...]

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Car Traveling with an iPad

April 18, 2012

Found this cool product for What’s out there Wednesday today.  If you don’t have a built in TV in your car, there are other options to watch movies.  Check out this choice for the iPad: I was walking around Best Buy and saw this cool baby!  It is the Rocketfish car mount for Apple’s iPad [...]

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DIY Pocket Blankets

April 16, 2012

Sleeping in the car can be uncomfortable, but is a necessary part of traveling with kids.  After all, when the kids are asleep are some of the best breaks for parents and when you can make the best time! We found one thing that really helped our family was sewing a pocket blanket. Bring right [...]

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Making sure your carseat fits

April 13, 2012

A big question on airplane traveling with a carseat is whether the carseat will fit.  As each aircraft has its own particulars, a little research can relieve your worry there.  Try these three sites to help with those efforts:   1.  Car-Safety.org: Check out “Carseat Quick Information – Measurements & Feature Capsules” for measurements on [...]

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Baby Fun–My Own Piano

April 11, 2012

Today’s What’s out there Wednesday is directed towards our littlest travelers.  Check out the Garanimals “My Own Piano.”   Sold in Walmart’s baby section  for only $4   Great for a teething toy and small finger manipulation.  I love that it makes music as an added feature.

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Puppets and 5 Traveling Tips

April 9, 2012

Puppets can bring a lot of fun to a trip with young kids. Here are 5 ways you can utilize them in your travels:   1.  Music–Play sing-a-long songs from a playlist or CD.  Either by you or your child, have the puppets sing along. 2.  Conversation–Using an older sibling or you, converse with your [...]

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Easter Traveling

April 6, 2012

Traveling for the Easter holidays? Check out these “Five Tips to Survive Easter Travel with Kids” by Cheap O’ Air: “This busy Easter weekend, parents may be in need of some “survival” tips when traveling with kids.  Here are 5 Tips to follow when flying with family this Easter holiday” Now, I’m not going to [...]

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Preschool Adventure–Captivating App for Preschoolers

April 6, 2012

I previously highlighted an app “Bubbles” that is perfect for toddlers.  This week, check out one guaranteed to please your preschooler or older toddler, while guaranteeing your pocket book, and your sanity, stay in check. Preschool Adventure is a wonderful app that your preschooler {and you!} will truly love.   It reinforces these skills: colors [...]

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The Princess and the Dragon–Finger Puppet Fun

April 4, 2012

I’m always looking for small toys that travel well.  Today’s What’s out there Wednesday highlight is Manhattan Toy’s finger puppets. We have owned a couple of these and have really put them to great use.  Their small size makes them easy to pack and lightweight.  I love all the choices–you can really find puppets that [...]

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DIY Ribbon Button Snake

April 2, 2012

I was so excited to see this DIY craft the other day!  Sitting in church, I saw my friend Susan with her cute little boys quietly working with this cute homemade toy.  So, after following up with her, I am excited to bring it to you today Isn’t this ribbon button snake so cute? I [...]

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FAA Recommendations–Airplanes and Your Child’s Safety

March 30, 2012

In companion to the post regarding traveling with a carseat on the plane, I found some additional sources to help parents who have chosen to bring their carseat along {or are curious about the FAA’s stance}.  Check out the Federal Aviation Administration’s site and their helps for “Child Safety on Airplanes.”   The FAA has [...]

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Keep that Drink from Dropping

March 28, 2012

Yes, we all know babies and toddlers love to throw down or “accidentally drop” their drink.  This game is especially hard when you are traveling and can’t get the drink from the car floor while you are driving, or the drink falls on a very germy place, like the airport floor. Today’s What’s out there [...]

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To Carseat or Not to Carseat? Airplane Traveling and your Toddler

March 26, 2012

Flying with a toddler soon?  What about that carseat?  Do you check it or bring it on the plane? These are some questions every parent asks when flying with a toddler.  This topic has come up a couple of times to me recently so I really wanted to explore it further.  To clarify further, today [...]

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Bubbles Bubbles Everywhere–the perfect app for toddlers

March 23, 2012

Today’s Friday’s online highlight is an app that is perfect for toddlers.  Check out Bubbles by Hog Bay Software. Just right for younger to older toddlers and easy to use.  Once they touch the screen, bubbles appear and float around.  The bubbles pop when touched.  Mesmerizing, good cause and effect learning, and enjoyable to use. [...]

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Seek and Find

March 21, 2012

I love this next product to entertain little travelers!   Today’s What’s out there Wednesday highlight is Find it. This game is really fun for kids because the tube is filled with small objects you find as you shake and move the little beads inside.  All ages enjoy it and I have found preschoolers love it [...]

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