This is my kids when they are bored.
Summer Travel with kids can be a lot of fun. It can also be very stressful. You just don’t know exactly how to handle it all, and what will work for each kid on that particular day (or hour).We have the 9 year old girl that loves arts and crafts, but also loves LPS and Monster High. We have the 7 year old boy that loves sports video games, LEGO, and action/adventure cartoons. Then we have the 17 mo old…who depending on the minute likes or hates just about everything. This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Disney Movies Anywhere blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.
What to do? Well, what else can you do but take way too much baggage. Yes, I know, it seems like too much and it can be a bit annoying, but we always reserve space for one bag for each child just for their entertainment. It may seem like a pain, but whether in the car or the on a plane, there always is time for another relatively small bag for each kid. It’s their “carry on” in any environment, and it just seems to put them a bit more at ease. They know they have ample amounts of their “stuff” to get them through just about anything. And always, always, make them only pack what they really, really want, and be sure that they know full well that it is they, not you or dad, that will be carrying their bag. This has to be strictly enforced, and you’ll see how efficient and effective they become in packing their bags…LOL.
Now, this is 2014 and all, and I have digital kids, no doubt about it. So, they LOVE their iPads like you don’t know, so while we completely supervise and limit it’s use, it’s a must to bring on any trip. The iPad Mini fits just about anywhere, right? Apps, games, movies, music. It’s all there. Even Caleb loves Siri!! While there are so many wonderful apps for the kids (and Bill and I) to use, we absolutely LOVE the Disney Movies Anywhere app. It is so amazing, we truly love it. It has to be one of, if not the, best apps in the Apple App Store. Hands down.
This is my kids with the Disney Movies Anywhere app:
See the difference…LOL!!!
The app is really simple to set up and use. First, download the Disney Movies Anywhere app. Once you’ve taken care of that, sign up for Disney Movies Anywhere and connect your iTunes account. It’s simple, fast, and easy. Once you’ve done that, you are golden. You can streamDisney, Pixar, and Marvel movies when you are online or you can just download them to your device if you know you won’t have WiFi or cell service, for offline viewing! Theres even new, original programming, exclusive clips, and more! It’s unreal, the kids, who are not really all that impressed with much it seems, are so into it. They couldn’t believe everything they could watch and download.
Run, don’t walk to the Disney Movies Anywhere app page, or click below to take you there as well:
The app works on any iOS device (iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, and Apple TV). You can download it by clicking here.
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