When they look for a Subaru Forester for sale, Perth based drivers may be in the market for an ideal family vehicle. This is understandable, as not only excellent SUV, but the Subaru Forester price is a superb value proposition for the money. It’s also great to have the soft roading and off roading options available for weekend adventures and trips to the beach. However, many parents will know that a family trip can quickly turn into a nightmare without adequate preparation. Here are four useful tips to make your next family road trip an enjoyable one.
Include Their Devices
We all know that modern kids spend entirely too much time on their handheld devices. However, during an uneventful car trip, these little time wasters can be a godsend. Electronic devices, such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and portable game consoles, are a familiar and useful distraction. When provided with a pair of earbuds, each child can have control over their preferred entertainment with little input from anyone else. It’s also essential to ensure that each child has the charger for every device taken on the trip and charging can be done during overnight stays or on the go if you have power sockets available.
Enjoying Offline Fun
Every child can get bored with their devices, especially if they lack a connection to the internet. Luckily, many devices have great apps available that don’t need an internet connection to entertain the kids. Before the journey begins, encourage your kids to look at some apps that they can use in transit, such as Minecraft Pocket Edition, Drawing Pad, Sago Mini Road Trip and Mechanics for Kids. Also, encourage your kids to look up occasionally, and they can take photos of the trip. It’s easy to organise a treasure hunt to photograph interesting features, such as bridges, water towers, and tractors. At the journey’s end, the winner can get a prize or bragging rights.
It’s a great idea to have a supply of physical books and toys available to entertain younger children. If they get bored with one, simply pass them another and this will occupy them for a while. Don’t choose items with smaller pieces that can easily get lost on the floor or between seats. If the toy needs batteries, have some spares on hand to avoid tantrums and for your own sanity avoid toys that generate sounds.
Food and Drink
Having snacks and drinks on hand is essential to keep your children satisfied. Don’t supply sugary drinks and you will avoid having to deal with hyperactive kids in a confined space. Flavoured water in bottles with a pop top are an ideal way to keep your children hydrated on the go. Select some healthy snacks to eat in transit, such as cereal bars, bananas, and dried fruit. Dole out the food as required and keep some wet wipes handy for quick clean ups.