Top 10 Travel Gadgets For Kids

Travelling With Kids

More than 34 million Americans are estimated to be traveling far from home this Holiday Seasons. Let’s face it Tickle Me Elmo just isn’t as stimulating for the little ones as it used to be.  Today’s kids are faster, smarter and in need of more advanced and intuitive gadgets to keep them busy, entertained and stimulated.  When packing for your travels this season choose from these top 10 gadgets to keep your kids busy while you’re jet setting.

Travel Kiddy Kids Travel Journal: 5+

This one is great for older kids that want to keep track of their journey. The customizable travel journal has sections for their favorite places that they have visited as well memorable activities, even a section for maps.  This travel journal gives kids a chance to be creative and put together a unique memento of their adventure. $10.00

Travelkiddy.com

Me Vs. You: Head-to-Head Brain Races: 8+

One Common problem of traveling with older kids is boredom—boredom leads to restlessness and restlessness leads to trouble.  Help your kids avoid boredom with this set of two connected activity pads split down the middle.  The design allows two kids to race each other in competing challenges. Game challenges include: a scavenger hunt, puzzles, word searches, jumbles and speed mazes. The set comes with the two activity pads and two pencils. $10.99

Klutz.com

Colorforms® 60th Anniversary Edition: 3+

An exact mockup of the original 1951 product, this spiral book comes with over 300 brilliantly colored Colorforms pieces. Kids can artfully arrange the pieces that stick to any smooth surface in a variety of shapes and sizes. $39.99

Colorforms.com

One Step Ahead Kids Travel Easel/Art Desk:2+

Pack this portable pop-up-art easel and can keep your budding Rembrandt busy for hours on end. The top opens up to form a two-sided easel with whiteboard and chalkboard surfaces for scribbling. An added feature that has parents raving is the carrying case that has a special compartment for art supplies.  It can even serve as a trusty travel desk. $39.95

Onestepahead.com

Melissa and Doug’s Trunki: 2-5Mellisa and Doug's Trunki+

The vibrant colors of these Trunki suitcases are second only to the unique and thoughtful design.  Complete with rolling wheels these sturdy adult like rolling bags are designed with safety in mind as well.  Kids can even sit on top and take a slow, short ride. They are carry-on approved and can hold up to 75 lbs. of kids travel essentials. $34.95

Fatbraintoys.com

Contigo AUTOSEAL® Kids Trekker Cup: 3-12

Once your kids are too grown up for Sippy cups, they will want to use a more advanced drinking design. As we all know, drinks have a nasty habit of spilling during travel. This cup’s smart shape makes it spill-resistant and simple for kids to hold. $11.99 for a two-pack, $6.99 individually.

GoContigo.com

Kidz Gear Volume Limit Headphones: 3+

kidz gear headphones

These are among the hottest selling items in the apple market-seeing as how they’re the first over-the-ear headphones designed with kids in mind.  Features include: a special volume limiting control that maintains volume at a safe level, giving you one less thing to worry about. There’s even a built in mic and separate remote for no hassle parental adjustments.$29.95

Apple.com

Wean Green Lunch Cubes: 4+

tuperware

These colorful tempered glass food containers are ideal for family trips with kids. Its snap-lock lid keeps healthy snacks in one place—namely not all over the seat. $17.99 for a pack of 2.

WeanGreen.com

QuickSmart 3-in-1 Travel Bassinet: 0-1

This smart convertible travel companion for the new mom is feature rich. The Travel Bassinet converts from a clean changing station to a diaper bag, to a properly structured bassinet. Features include: Diaper bag, changing station even an Organizer for baby essentials.  This Bassinet is compact & flat when folded and uses easy-wear fabric and washable 100% cotton sheets. $89.99

Quicksmartgo.com

SweetPea3 MP3 Music Player: 0-6

A personal music player is a wondrous and stimulating thing for a child.  With the SweetPea3 kids can learn, listen and discover music and stories at their own pace.  The SweetPea3 MP3 Player is easy to use and can play MP3, iTunes, WMA and Audible formats.  The Intuitive user design includes a  2GB memory (holds over 700 songs) and comes with a USB cable  As an added bonus all units comes preloaded with 4 stories by children’s author Jim Weiss and 8 children’s songs by Susie Tallman and Friends   $59.99

Sweetpeaytoyco.com

Special thanks:Travelandleisure.com

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