Monday, June 15, 2009

Toddler toys for plane trips

As I mentioned in my previous post, Stephen coped really well with the flights. To try and pre-empt any problems, I had prepped up his own little carry-on suitcase, filled with toys, colouring books, crayons, and snacks. I've listed the best items below - these kept Stephen occupied on the plane and during downtime at the hotels.

The Trunki carry-on

Who ever invented this ride-on, pull-along carry-on suitcase deserves a medal. In this little carry-on I packed all of Stephen's toys, his bottles for take-off and landing, and a change of clothes. He was excited to pull it along himself at the airport when we were leaving, and he rode on it at the airport when we were coming back.

Zoobie Pet

The Zoobie pet is a cool soft toy that turns into a pillow and opens out into a blanket. Stephen used this as a pillow to sleep with on the plane, which he did for 4 out of 7.5 hours on the way there, and the entire flight back.

Melissa and Doug Vehicle Mini Puzzles

I took these out of the wooden box, and packed them in a sandwich size ziploc bag. These kept Stephen occupied for a good hour; not only did we play puzzles, but we named each vehicle, zoomed them around, and made up stories.

Fun Factory Magnetic Fishing Game

Again, I took these out of the wooden box, and packed them into a zip loc bag. This game kept him occupied the longest as we fished, counted, named colours and lined up the fish into patterns.

As well as these, he also spent time colouring-in with his crayons; instead of bring a whole colouring-in book, I photocopied some pages to take with us.

I also packed some lacing toys, some pipecleaners and a magnetic picture book, which we didn't get to use. These were all light weight and small to bring, so if he hadn't fallen asleep when he did, they really would have come in handy.

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Kathryn - MamaBoo said...

Those Trunki cases are fabulous, aren't they!!

SmartPumpkin'sMom said...

I just love Melissa&Doug wooden toys!

Chic Mummy said...

My husband thought I had lost the plot when I came home with the Trunki, but during the trip even he agreed that it was a smart move!

Chic Mummy said...

Melissa and Doug toys are just wonderful - excellent quality and a great range of fun AND educational toys. We are gradually building up a WAY too big collection!

Best Toddler Toys said...

Thank you for sharing this information with us. I guess you have listed out some of the best toddler toys that suits a plane ride.

Anonymous said...

yeah.. you are right. who ever did inveted the Trunki carry-on does deservw a medal. one of the smartest and best toddler toys out there in the modern market

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