Traveling with little ones can be extremely stressful and overwhelming. For adults, going back to the hotel room after some exploration is quite enjoyable, it id so much easier for us to kick back and relax. Unfortunately, this is not the same for children. Their minds are constantly on the go, as are their little bodies. Constantly learning and being curious. So, when you need some down-time in the hotel room in-between activities, you need to make sure you’re prepared to keep the little ones entertained. Here are a few tips to helping keep the kiddos busy while you’re relaxing in the room:
Puzzles, legos and anything that involves them staying engaged for longer than five minutes will be a saving grace for you. Help get them started and throw out ideas of what to build with their legos or get their puzzle started for them. Kids have wild imaginations and toys that keep their attention help them to express those imaginations.
We live in an amazing and instantly gratifying world filled with wonderful devices. As parents, we are grateful for this technological age. Put a movie on the laptop or let them play games on the phone or ipad. This will help keep them occupied for a few while you relax.
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Along with the technology… Help them build a blanket fort and put a movie on the laptop inside, and BOOM! Naptime.
If all else fails, know that if your hotel has a pool, your kids WILL get worn out. Go enjoy a dip in the pool or relax in the Jacuzzi while you let them jump, swim and splash their way to exhaustion.