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Tips for Travelling with Young Ones

Living an expat life is full of trials and tribulations, challenges and tricky situations.

Tips for Travelling with Young Ones
Living an expat life is full of trials and tribulations, challenges and tricky situations. Being an expat myself, I have faced some very demanding scenarios. Out of all those, I think the most memorable challenges are of travelling with my daughter during the holidays.
 
Holiday season used to turn out being a season of stress and a short fuse. However, I soon learned that as a child she will always be inquisitive to see new things, demanding to have the freedom to create and as a mother it was my responsibility to generate and support that desire to EXPLORE AND LEARN.
 
Here are some of my tried and tested tips to keep in mind when you are travelling with young ones:
  • Get a few cheap toys or old toys that have been lying at the bottom of the toy box (forgotten), wrap them like presents and you have a very effective tool to keep them excited while creating those “WOW” moments.
  • It always helps to prep up the kids before the travel. Talk to them about the things at the airport, different jobs that people do and all the new things that they will get to see. It helps to do that a few times, so they know what to expect. 
  • Books are always a great companion. Select age appropriate books that you can read together or your child can explore independently. Colouring books with crayons also help in keeping the imaginative minds busy.
  • It is best to pack some snacks (preferably ones that won’t make a mess) so that you are not worried about empty stomachs and fussy eaters.
  • While these days most of the flights provide entertainment on board, it always helps to carry iPads or mobile phones with some age appropriate games and movies downloaded beforehand.
  • Last but not the least talk to your child and play games (Magnetic board games, I Spy, Alphabet games etc...) while enjoying the imaginative and creative world of your child. These moments are rare and precious. You will cherish them a lifetime.
Written by Anu Kaushik, Learning Support Assistant at Star International School Mirdif
 

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Star International School24B Street, Mirdif, Dubai

Telephone: +971 4288 4644
Email Administrator: benazir@starmirdifschool.com
Email: registrar.mirdif@starmirdifschool.com
Website: www.starmirdifschool.com

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