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Have Fun Driving With Your Kids
Driving with your kids can be the best way to have some quality time together. There are none of the usual distractions like the television set, computer games, your family pet, and all other things in your household. However for long drives, these little tots can get pretty uncomfortable and would only cause you undue stress.
There are some pretty exciting games that would keep your little kids from asking “Are we there yet?” much too many times. And some of these games would not need you to spend some of that budget you have been keeping just a little tight because you are thinking of purchasing that new set of Land Rover exhaust system parts for your family vehicle.
You can keep your kids busy by giving them an allowance for the whole duration of the trip. You can simply tell them that such would be used for whatever they would want to buy anywhere between your home and your chosen destination. At least that way, they could start thinking where they would be spending their cash and you could also teach them the right way of how to budget their money. It would also be the best time to teach them the power of making the right choices.
To tell them more of where you are actually going, before going on the trip, you can have some maps handy. You can give each of your kids one copy so that they can know where you already are and stop asking you how long you would still have to travel. Hand them each a crayon or a pen so they can draw on the map with the sights that caught their interest.
You can also play games like the one called mystery writing. This game is just easy. Just ask the child to hold out his hand and ask him to close his eyes. Then write a word or a letter on his hand using your finger. The child has to guess what is it that you wrote down. Or you can also improvise by writing on the back of the child instead of on the hand.
About the Author: Carol Mitchel is an executive assistant in one of the leading automotive magazine in Los Angeles, California. She is a certified car lover and loves extreme sports.