Keeping Kids Occupied
Let’s be honest … the general public is leery of being stuck next to cranky or ill-behaved kids on flights and at the airport. By the same token, parents cringe at the thought of their kids being one of those kids and you want to do your best to prevent any upset during your journey. Major airports have gotten into the groove by offering a variety of activities to keep the little ones occupied and keeping the stress level low for passengers. It’s a terrific trend especially since you can expect long waits and you want to arrive early as well. Before you get to departure day, check out what your airport provides.
Without relying too much on external resources, here’s a few things you can do to keep the kids happy:
— Be prepared. Get everyone checked-in and through security painlessly!
— Give yourself enough time to have a nice meal before boarding.
— Take each child shopping and them them choose a purchase for the plane.
— Bring a new motion toy, Transformer or small Lego.
— Pull out a mini-doll house and doll with accessories.
— Find the airport playground.
— Allow your child to finally play the game you downloaded for the trip.
— Reveal a new stuffed animal.
— Watch the planes take off and learn their logos.
— Go on a hike from one end of the terminal to the other.
— There’s always movies, books and games!
Below is a peek at what you can find at some major airport hubs. Be sure to look up your airport! And, be sure to have sterile wipes to clean hands after playtime and before eating … it’s a Mom thing ….