Traveling With the Kids? Toys, Games, Books, and Music To Help Make the Trip More Entertaining

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Parents’ Choice Offers Helpful Resources to Ease Travel-Related Boredom. To help your children stay entertained and engaged while traveling, Parents’ Choice Foundation has compiled a list of resources for parents including award-winning toys, games, books, DVD’s and audio.

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This summer, countless families will travel with their children to destinations near and far. While summer is the time for families to relax, explore and play, for some the idea of keeping kids occupied while en route can be daunting. Even the most experienced parents find the unexpected airline delays and long drive to the beach nerve-wracking and stressful.

To help your children stay entertained and engaged while traveling, Parents’ Choice Foundation has compiled a list of resources for parents including award-winning toys, games, books, DVD’s and audio:

Portable Picks for Traveling with Kids

Who said traveling with the kids can't be fun? Whatever your route, wherever you go, these toys, games and activities, audio books, and music will help make the trip delightful, not stressful. Compact, easy to pack and stow, these "portable picks" will keep the traveling whines at bay.

Are We There Yet? ... You Tell Me!

No family vacation is complete without a healthy dose of “are we there yet?” Why not turn this question into an educational game for those inquisitive kids and let them answer it for themselves? Read more to find out how you can turn a car ride into an exciting adventure.

Pack your passport!

These award-winning products will provide a passport to helping your kids explore and discover the world around them.

Follow Your Favorite Characters with Storybook Travel

Organize a journey to include sites associated with the books you are reading with your kids by following in an author’s footsteps. For example, six states in the Midwest feature homes or museums connected to Laura Ingalls Wilders’ Little house series. Find more ideas for planning a literary tour with your family.

Parents’ Choice offers a broad array of reviews, resources and guides that can be used when planning your next trip. For a complete selection of resources, guides and reviews, visit the Parents' Choice website.

About Parents' Choice Foundation:
Parents' Choice Foundation is the nation's oldest and most respected nonprofit guide to quality children's media and toys. An independent testing and information organization since 1978, Parents' Choice is dedicated to providing trusted recommendations for books, toys, music, video games, digital media and more.

We review, evaluate and recommend products that help kids grow – imaginatively, physically, morally and mentally – fairly priced products that are fun, safe and socially sound. The Parents' Choice website, a public service resource, serves as a clearinghouse for children's media and toys. For more than 30 years, parents, grandparents, educators, librarians and healthcare professionals have relied on Parents' Choice for suggestions to help foster an environment for kids to read more, play more and learn more.

Parents' Choice Award Seals:
The Parents' Choice Awards program honors the best material for children: books, toys, music and storytelling, magazines, software, video games, television and websites. Parents' Choice Foundation's panels of educators, scientists, performing artists, librarians, parents and, yes, kids themselves, identify the very best products for children of varied skill and interest levels from infants to young adults.

The Parents' Choice Award seals are a distinguishing mark of quality and achievement.

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